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    Blood Matters: A Journey Along the Genetic Frontier (Paperback) By (author) Masha Gessen

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    DescriptionIn 2004 genetic testing revealed that Masha Gessen had a mutation that predisposed her to ovarian and breast cancer. 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, pointing the way towards the radical transformation genetic information is engineering in our sense of who we are and what we might become.

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    Blood Matters
    A Journey Along the Genetic Frontier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Masha Gessen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 324 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847080783
    ISBN 10: 1847080782

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000, BIO017000, MED107000, MED022000, BIO026000
    DC22: 616.042092
    Thema V1.0: DNC
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    Publication date
    04 May 2009
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    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    'Blood Matters is about far more than Gessen's own story. She writes energetically - about the grander context in which her personal drama takes place - The book's enduring memory is Gessen's intelligence and wit as she's staring down the barrel of a gun'- The Scotsman'Gessen argues that in a generation we will discuss our genetic inheritance in the same way that we discuss social class and other environmental influences on character nowadays. It's a superb read.' - The Times'A brave, passionate and well-written book' - Sunday Times'Gessen argues that in future, genetic information will transform our lives - she renders complicated concepts accessible and easy to digest' - Guardian