Blood Matters: From BRCA1 to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene by Masha Gessen

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Blood Matters: From BRCA1 to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene

'"Blood Matters is valuable reading to almost anyone facing a huge health decision, not only for the literary commiseration it offers, but also for the inspired example of medical sleuthing on one's own behalf that it provides. Gessen keeps an inflammatory topic at room temperature, writing elegantly and without self-pity. The book is very funny in places  . . . It's also very lucid, even when the science gets complex. It's a liberating book. Strange as it sounds, it would make a great Mother's Day present.  . . . The enduring memory one takes away is Gessen's intelligence and wit as she's staring down the barrel of a gun." —The New York Times'
'"Blood Matters is valuable reading to almost anyone facing a huge health decision, not only for the literary commiseration it offers, but also for the inspired example of medical sleuthing on one's own behalf that it provides. Gessen keeps an inflammatory topic at room temperature, writing elegantly and without self-pity. The book is very funny in places  . . . It's also very lucid, even when the science gets complex. It's a liberating book. Strange as it sounds, it would make a great Mother's Day present.  . . . The enduring memory one takes away is Gessen's intelligence and wit as she's staring down the barrel of a gun." —The New York Times'
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 9780547427546 Pages: 336