Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research

Read [Alice Wexler Book] ! Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research Online * PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research A Customer said Accurate and humane. This book provides an insiders account of the exciting scientific effort that resulted in isolation of the Huntingtons Disease Gene. It is both exhilerating and sorrowful - encompassing the emotional experience of a family member watching the unfolding of a story with significant personal implications.. A Customer said Compelling, frank and courageous account of genetic illness. Mapping Fate is a compelling memoir that successfully addresses the anguish, gu

Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research

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Rating : 4.64 (600 Votes)
Asin : 0520207416
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 319 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-12-11
Language : English

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In Mapping Fate, Alice Wexler tells the story of a family at risk for a hereditary, incurable, fatal disorder: Huntington's disease, once called Huntington's chorea. Mapping Fate will be a touchstone for anyone with questions about genetic illness and the possibilites and perils of genetic testing.. That her mother died of the disease, that her own chance of inheriting it was fifty-fifty, that her sister and father directed much of the extraordinary biomedical research to find the gene and a cure, make Wexler's story both astonishingly intimate and scientifically compelling.Alice Wexler's graceful and eloquent account goes beyond the specifics of Huntington's disease to explore the dynamics of family secrets, of living at risk, and the drama and limits of biomedical research

From Publishers Weekly Memoir of a family living under the shadow of the genetically transmitted Huntington's disease, two of whose members become prominent researchers in the quest for a cure. . Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc

A Customer said Accurate and humane. This book provides an insider's account of the exciting scientific effort that resulted in isolation of the Huntington's Disease Gene. It is both exhilerating and sorrowful - encompassing the emotional experience of a family member watching the unfolding of a story with significant personal implications.. A Customer said Compelling, frank and courageous account of genetic illness. Mapping Fate is a compelling memoir that successfully addresses the anguish, guilt, denial and mystery associated with terminal illness in a family, and the various ways that family members deal with it. Huntington's Disease is the subject of the book, but I think that people who have experienced devastating mental and physical illnesses in their own families will find many familiar. SeattleLiz said Interesting and well written. This book is just as other reviewers have said-- a heartbreaking but fascinating tale about two sisters' response when a devastating disease crops up in their family. But it's not a depressing, downer of a read. The two sisters deal with the future possibility of their own disease diagnosis in different ways but both have many lessons to teach all of us facing something difficult (a

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