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Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have

Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have

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Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have

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36 Minuten
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Freigegeben:
Oct 13, 2017
ISBN:
9780995943179
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Beschreibung

The promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions.

This book is a summary of “The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids — and the Kids We Have,” by Bonnie Rochman.

This book covers a variety of topics from breast cancer to Tay-Sachs, several pre-natal genetic mapping technologies, genome sequencing, rare disease diagnosis, silencing of a gene, and repairing gene defects using gene editing tools (CRISPR). It covers the question of testing for Down syndrome and abortion, and the emotionally and morally fraught decisions individuals are forced to make when confronting the information these tests reveal.
In the past few years, genetic testing has expanded into a full array of testing available prenatally, postnatally, and even pre-conception. More targeted analysis has allowed women to weed out unhealthy embryos before attempting pregnancy. Genome sequencing gives the child’s blueprint, including a predisposition to diseases such as Down syndrome, early-onset Alzheimer’s, or breast cancer. Having access to so much information can be empowering, enlightening, confusing, and frightening. It can enable parents to prepare for a child with special needs. Or it could allow them to end the pregnancy.

This is a must read for those planning on having kids, or for those who simply want to learn about genetic technologies.

This guide includes:
* Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts.
* Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth.

Value-added from this guide:
* Save time
* Understand key concepts
* Expand your knowledge
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Oct 13, 2017
ISBN:
9780995943179
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Lee Tang is a retired executive of a major global insurance company. Prior to his retirement, he has worked as an actuary, a risk officer and a chief financial officer for several major insurance organizations in the United States, Canada, and Taiwan. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit his website and blog at https://lmtpress.wordpress.com. You can reach him by email at leetang888@gmail.com.


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Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine - Lee Tang

The promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions.

This book is a summary of The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids — and the Kids We Have, by Bonnie Rochman.

This book covers a variety of topics from breast cancer to Tay-Sachs, several pre-natal genetic mapping technologies, genome sequencing, rare disease diagnosis, silencing of a gene, and repairing gene defects using gene editing tools (CRISPR). It covers the question of testing for Down syndrome and abortion, and the emotionally and morally fraught decisions individuals are forced to make when confronting the information these tests reveal.

In the past few years, genetic testing has expanded into a full array of testing available prenatally, postnatally, and even pre-conception. A more targeted analysis has allowed women to weed out unhealthy embryos before attempting pregnancy. Genome sequencing gives the child’s blueprint, including a predisposition to diseases such as Down syndrome, early-onset Alzheimer’s, or breast cancer. Having access to so much information can be empowering, enlightening, confusing, and frightening. It can enable parents to prepare for a child with special needs. Or it could allow them to end the pregnancy.

This is a must read for those planning on having kids, or for those who simply want to learn about genetic technologies.

This guide includes:

Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts.

Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth.

Value-added from this guide:

Save time

Understand key concepts

Expand your knowledge

Important Note About This Guide

This guide is a summary and not a critique/review of the book. The summary may not be organized chapter-wise but summarizes the book’s main ideas, viewpoints, and arguments. It is NOT meant to be a replacement, but a supplement to help you understand the book’s key ideas and recommendations.

Title: Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine

Subtitle: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have

Author: Lee Tang

Publisher: LMT Press (lmtprss.wordpress.com)

Copyright © 2017 by Lee Tang

All rights reserved. Aside from brief quotations for media coverage and reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced or distributed in any form without the author’s permission. Thank you for supporting authors and a diverse, creative culture by purchasing this book and complying with copyright laws.

First Edition: August 2017

Issued in print and electronic formats.

ISBN 9780995943179 (ebook)

ISBN 9781974409402 (paperback)

ISBN 9781987063523 (paperback)

Limit of Liability/Disclaimer of Warranty: The publisher and author make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of these contents and disclaim all warranties such as warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. The website addresses in the book were correct at the time going to print. However, the publisher and author are not responsible for the content of third-party websites,

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