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Genomic Messages: How the Evolving Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and Future

Authors: Elias, Sherman & Annas, George
Publisher: HarperOne
BISAC/Subject: MED107000, HEA028000, LAW046000
ISBN: 9780062228277, Related ISBNs: 0062228277, 9780062228260, 9780062228277
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Two leaders in the field of genetics—a bioethicist-health lawyer and an obstetrician-gynecologist geneticist—answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcare.

Breakthroughs in genetic research are changing modern medicine and pharmaceuticals. But what are these changes and how do they affect our individual care? Genomic Messages examines these groundbreaking changes and the questions they raise: What kind of specific medical innovation do we have to look forward to now and tomorrow? How will this “flood” of genetic messages change our lives, our interaction with our physicians and our healthcare system?

Groundbreaking and provocative, Genomic Messages fuses the often conflicting worlds of medicine and law to provide information and insight that will impact the health choices of every one of us, from how medicine is practiced to concepts of privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent. Ultimately, it reveals how genetic information is changing how we think about ourselves, our health, and our future.

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