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The Resource Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata

Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata

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Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them
Title
Mercies in disguise
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a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them
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Gina Kolata
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Language
eng
Summary
In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution-not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma-fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process. A work of narrative nonfiction, Mercies in Disguise is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It's a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman-Amanda Baxley-who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family's destiny. "--
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1948-
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Kolata, Gina Bari
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Medical genetics
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic screening
  • MEDICAL / Genetics
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Genetic
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
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Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata
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Includes an index and bibliographic reference notes
Contents
Part I. A disease -- Prologue -- the prophecy -- "No goddamn bastard on earth has ever seen a disease like this thing" -- Revelation -- An uncertain inheritance -- Truth like science fiction -- Birthright -- Insomnia -- Naming the problem -- No return -- Tested -- Part II. Amanda Baxley: the next generation -- A life transformed -- Options -- A foreign land -- The envelope -- Of two minds -- A unique way -- "We have no other options" -- Prescription fertility -- New lives -- Carrying forth -- Epilogue
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sky285058901
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781250064349
Lccn
2016044044
Label
Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes an index and bibliographic reference notes
Contents
Part I. A disease -- Prologue -- the prophecy -- "No goddamn bastard on earth has ever seen a disease like this thing" -- Revelation -- An uncertain inheritance -- Truth like science fiction -- Birthright -- Insomnia -- Naming the problem -- No return -- Tested -- Part II. Amanda Baxley: the next generation -- A life transformed -- Options -- A foreign land -- The envelope -- Of two minds -- A unique way -- "We have no other options" -- Prescription fertility -- New lives -- Carrying forth -- Epilogue
Control code
sky285058901
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781250064349
Lccn
2016044044

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