Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them

Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them

2017 | ISBN: 1250064341 | English | 272 Pages | EPUB | 1 MB

New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her fate shall no longer be decided by a genetic flaw.

The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. "Are you ready Amanda?" The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested-at least, not now. But she had to find out.

If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you'd inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible?

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.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/bme060ku8fo5/Mercies_in_Disguise_A_Story_of_Hope,_a_Family's_Genetic_Destiny,_and_the_Science_That_Rescued_Them.epub.html

[Fast Download] Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them


Ebooks related to "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them" :
Light Microscopy: Methods and Protocols
Inflammatory Disorders of the Nervous System: Pathogenesis, Immunology, and Clinical Management ( 2n
Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners 2nd edition (Complementary Medicine
Review Questions for Nuclear Medicine: The Technology Registry Examination
Healthcare Fraud: Auditing and Detection Guide
Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technologies for Dementia
Critical Care Focus 8: Blood and Blood Transfusion
"Innovative Rheumatology" ed. by Hiroaki Matsuno
Physicians' Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Manual 2015
Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.