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    DescriptionMasha Gessen discovered through genetic testing that she had the dreaded BRCA1 genetic mutation--the same mutation made famous recently by Angelina Jolie, which predisposes women to ovarian and breast cancer. As Gessen wrestled with a wrenching personal decision--what to do with such knowledge--she explored the landscape of a 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 whom 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 that genetic information is engineering in our most basic sense of who we are and what we might become.


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    Title
    Blood Matters
    Subtitle
    From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Masha Gessen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 321
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780156033312
    ISBN 10: 0156033313
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: MJC
    DC22: 616.042
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000, BIO017000
    BIC subject category V2: BGTA
    DC22: 616/.042
    DC21: 616.042
    BIC subject category V2: MFN
    BISAC V2.8: MED107000, MED022000
    B&T Approval Code: A64300000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A60192500
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: RB155 .G475 2009
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    11 November 2009