1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
272 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Includes bibliographical references and index.
How the Jews beat Tay-Sachs (carrier screening) -- Rewriting a family's history of cancer (preimplantation diagnosis) -- The other scarlet A (abortion) -- Silencing a gene (the future of Down syndrome) -- What do parents want to know? (variants of unknown significance) -- Do you have a right to an open future? (return of results) -- How to hunt a zebra (rare disease) -- The genie in the bottle (universal sequencing).
"A researched exploration of the promises and vulnerabilities of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions considers key scientific, technological and political factors while sharing the stories of men and women struggling to understand the range of the tests and their revelations,"--NoveList.