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Blood Matters: A Journey Along the Genetic Frontier [Hardcover]

Masha Gessen
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1 July 2008
In 2004 genetic testing revealed that Masha Gessen had a mutation that predisposed her to ovarian and breast cancer. The discovery initiated Gessen into a club of sorts: the small (but exponentially expanding) group of people in possession of a new and different way of knowing themselves through what is inscribed in the strands of their DNA. As she wrestled with a wrenching personal decision - what to do with such knowledge - Gessen explored the landscape of this brave new world, speaking with others like her, and with experts including medical researchers, historians, and religious thinkers. "Blood Matters" is a much-needed field guide to this unfamiliar and unsettling territory. It explores the way genetic information is shaping the decisions we make, not only about our physical and emotional health but about who we marry, the children we bear, even the personality traits we long to have.And it helps us come to terms with the radical transformation genetic information is engineering in our most basic sense of who we are and what we might become.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books (1 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862079943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862079946
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,712,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'It's a superb read.'
-- The Times

`Gessen argues that in future, genetic information will transform our lives... she renders complicated concepts accessible and easy to digest.' -- The Guardian

About the Author

Masha Gessen is a journalist who has written for Slate, the New Republic, the New York Times, and other publications. She is the author of two previous books, Dead Again and Two Babushkas. She lives in Moscow.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 6 Aug 2010
By preece
Format:Hardcover
A really interesting subject but I don't think the author understands the science. Too many sentences in the book just don't make any sense.
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