The Family Gene Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Family Gene


  • Author : Joselin Linder
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062378927

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The Family Gene Excerpt :

A riveting medical mystery about a young woman’s quest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicine When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses, doctors discovered a deadly blockage in her liver. Struggling to find an explanation for her unusual condition, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father—who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior—with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Clearly, this was more than a fluke. Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family’s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin’s relatives carried something called a private mutation—meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation. Here, Joselin tells the story of their gene: the lives it claimed and the future of genomic medicine with the potential to save those that remain. Digging into family records and medical history, conducting interviews with relatives and friends, and reflecting on her own experiences with the Harvard doctor, Joselin pieces together the lineage of this deadly gene to write a gripping and unforgettable exploration of family, history, and love. A compelling chronicle of survival and perseverance, The Family Gene is an important story of a young woman reckoning with her father’s death, her own mortality, and her ethical obligations to herself and those closest to her.

Altered Genes  Twisted Truth Book

Altered Genes Twisted Truth


  • Author : Steven M. Druker
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0985616903

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Altered Genes Twisted Truth Excerpt :

Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.

The One and Only Me Book

The One and Only Me


  • Author : Inc., 23andMe
  • Publisher : Cameron
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0989153711

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The One and Only Me Excerpt :

HAVE YOU EVER wondered what makes you, You? Join Poppy on her journey into the fascinating world of her genetics. Learn how Poppy's genes created her red hair and blue eyes -- and trace these traits through her family tree. Poppy's genes are not the only things that help make her unique. discover, with Poppy, how your genes and the world around you can shape who you are. - What makes you unique? - Why do you look like your family? - What do genes have to do with it? Join Poppy to find out answers to these questions and more.

Knowing One s Medical Fate in Advance Book

Knowing One s Medical Fate in Advance


  • Author : G. Pfleiderer
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9783805596503

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Knowing One s Medical Fate in Advance Excerpt :

Modern medicine is now in a position to make advanced prognoses that chart the entire course of illness and recovery. Paradoxically, this is coupled with a new dimension of uncertainty for the patient, i.e. coming to terms with discovering they have an increased risk of a particular disease and deciding what appropriate steps to take. In this publication, renowned experts in their fields discuss these issues. The certainty and uncertainty of one’s fate are discussed from both methodological and epidemiological perspectives, using examples of diseases for which treatment and prognosis have dramatically changed. Despite profound insights into the human genome, personalized genetically tailored medicine still lies in the future. Religious, spiritual and philosophical dimensions are discussed, as are the ways in which they may help people cope with these new insights into their future, e.g. the promise of an afterlife. This publication aims to bridge the different fields dealing with this area by addressing the challenges faced and encouraging dialogue. It will be of interest to all readers who deal with ethical problems of prognosis, particularly in medicine, as well as to theologians and sociologists.

Am I My Genes  Book

Am I My Genes


  • Author : Robert L. Klitzman M.D.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199837175

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Am I My Genes Excerpt :

In the fifty years since DNA was discovered, we have seen extraordinary advances. For example, genetic testing has rapidly improved the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Huntington's, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, and Alzheimer's. But with this new knowledge comes difficult decisions for countless people, who wrestle with fear about whether to get tested, and if so, what to do with the results. Am I My Genes? shows how real individuals have confronted these issues in their daily lives. Robert L. Klitzman interviewed 64 people who faced Huntington's Disease, breast and ovarian cancer, or Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The book describes--often in the person's own words--how each has wrestled with the vast implications that genetics has for their lives and their families. Klitzman shows how these men and women struggle to make sense of their predicament and its causes. They confront a series of quandaries--whether to be tested; whether to disclose their genetic risks to parents, siblings, spouses, offspring, friends, doctors, insurers, employers, and schools; how to view and understand themselves and their genetics; what treatments, if any, to pursue; whether to have children, adopt, screen embryos, or abort; and whether to participate in genetic communities. In the face of these uncertainties, they have tried to understand these tests and probabilities, avoid fatalism, anxiety, despair, and discrimination, and find hope, meaning, and a sense of wholeness. Forced to wander through a wilderness of shifting sands, they chart paths that many others may eventually follow. Klitzman captures here the voices of pioneers, some of the first to encounter the personal dilemmas introduced by modern genetics. Am I My Genes? is an invaluable account of their experience, one that will become all the more common in the coming years. "An extraordinary exploration...probing the many roles and implications of genetics in our lives today.... Filled with astonishing insights,

Your Genes  Your Choices Book

Your Genes Your Choices


  • Author : Catherine Baker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: DNA.
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0871686368

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Your Genes Your Choices Excerpt :

Program discusses the Human Genome Project, the science behind it, and the ethical, legal and social issues raised by the project.

Tell Me the Truth  Doctor Book

Tell Me the Truth Doctor


  • Author : Richard Besser
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401305451

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"Hey, Doc--Got a Minute?" No matter where Dr. Richard Besser goes, a day doesn't go by without someone stopping him to ask that question. Often, that person is one of the millions who have come to rely on the vital information he shares on Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, and Nightline. Now, in response to thousands of inquiries from viewers, Dr. Besser has written his first book -- a comprehensive health guide that will both inform and surprise as he deciphers fact from fiction for nearly seventy confusing medical questions, including: "Should I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or cancer?" "If my doctors order a lot of tests, does that mean they're more thorough?" "Do I need thirty minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy?" Recognizing the astonishing amount of misinformation that many important health decisions are based upon, Dr. Besser's commitment to delivering the truth is critical. He isn't afraid to challenge the status quo -- or the interests within the health care industry -- to provide the knowledge you need to take control of your health. Eager to help you make the choices that are right for YOU, he organizes his easy-to-understand answers into six lifestyle categories, including diet and nutrition; exercise and fitness; vitamins, supplements, and medicines; beating illness and injury; and navigating the perplexing world of health care, as well as a chapter dedicated to the questions you wished you asked before your doctor walks out the door. Throughout the book, Dr. Besser smashes myths while translating invaluable information into problem-solving advice you can use, including a "Dr. B's Bottom Line" at the end of each topic. As accessible as it is empowering, Dr. Besser's Tell Me the Truth, Doctor is a necessary addition to every home, office, and dorm room. "Besser . . . ably analyzes popular myths (the "Freshman Fifteen"), considers pros and cons (HRT and statins), and mostly takes unequivocal stands on the

The Truth About Managing People Book

The Truth About Managing People


  • Author : Stephen P. Robbins
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780134048475

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The Truth About Managing People Excerpt :

Discover today's quick, practical, proven guide to overcoming "killer" management problems and succeeding brilliantly as a leader! Unlike other management books, The Truth About Managing People, Fourth Edition is 100% practical and completely based on tested evidence, not mere anecdote or opinion. Top management author Stephen P. Robbins has distilled thousands of research studies, meta-analyses, and Big Data investigations into a set of 63 proven, tested solutions for today's make-or-break management challenges. Each solution is presented quickly and concisely, in just 2-3 pages, so you can absorb them fast, and use them immediately. Robbins' fully updated truths cover every key aspect of management, including hiring the right people and building winning teams; designing high-productivity jobs and rewarding the right behaviors; managing diversity, change, conflict, turnover, and staff cuts; overcoming self-serving bias, groupthink, and digital distractions, and much more. This edition adds nine all-new chapters, covering the crucial importance of people skills, building emotional intelligence, loyalty expectations, employee engagement and mentoring, managing face-to-face vs. virtual teams, overcoming the downsides of teams, handling unacceptable workplace behavior, promoting creativity and innovation, and more. Whatever your management role, Robbins has compiled indispensable practical truths you can and will apply, every single day.

The Truth about Managing People   and Nothing But the Truth Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Truth about Managing People and Nothing But the Truth


  • Author : Stephen P. Robbins
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 013066927X

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The Truth about Managing People and Nothing But the Truth Excerpt :

One of the world's leading management experts distills today's most important management research into 64 principles. Robbins rips away the hype, fads, and cliches that keep managers from seeing reality, delivering no-holds barred advice for hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, performance evaluation, and more.

The Stranger in My Genes Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Stranger in My Genes


  • Author : Bill Griffeth
  • Publisher : New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780880823500

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The Stranger in My Genes Excerpt :

Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others - and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.

The Search for Truth Book

The Search for Truth


  • Author : Lawrence Konn
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475996357

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Aliens to zombies amid a spirited romance populated the pages of The First Second Coming as it explored why people search the skies for messiahs and UFOs. The Search for Truth takes on the science vs. religion debate. Marlene Martindale and Chris Larson are now married, have an infant daughter, live in a small town, and are prospering from Chris' expanding business that serves the neopagan community. Marlene's desire for spirituality has taken her from being a secular humanist to a follower of modern witchcraft, and her dream is to legitimize and popularize the faith by establishing a Wiccan religious center that can be a trip destination for worship, instruction, and even fun. As if the fi nancial and human capital required to plan and build the religious center were not enough, other life events insert themselves for better or worse, such as: - The discovery that infant Olivia has inherited a blindness-causing condition that may or may not be curable. - A lovably odd astrophysicist, whose sister and Marlene were once dear friends, tries to reunite the two women now that the sister seems to have beaten back a deadly cancer. - Marlene restarts her psychotherapy practice aided by a new computer tool to treat her UFO encounter clients. Her first client, however, is someone she'd rather forget. - Eye-opening developments unfold for the kindly alien Guests. And more! From Darwin's evolution to genetics to the search for the god particle to modern Wicca to the search for God in a less enigmatic universe, come join in the search for truth.

Finally  the Truth About Health Book

Finally the Truth About Health


  • Author : Dr. Bill F. Puglisi
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2008-03-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491860236

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Finally the Truth About Health Excerpt :

This may be the last book on health that youll ever need. Loaded with scientific research to back up every word, the author gives you concise practical advice that is easy to understand and follow. This real bottom-line health information is well documented and referenced, and told in a way that feels like youre sitting knee to knee in a conversation with an expert who is speaking directly to you. Not just another nutrition or fitness book, this book takes you by the hand and not only tells you WHAT to do, but WHY and HOW. EVERYTHING you need to get back on the road to health, and stay there. The chapter on stress alone could save your life! A great collection of scientific health information presented in everyday language. Great for athletes and non-athletes, moms and dads, and even health-conscious doctors who want to improve their treatment results. Anyone who wants to improve their health, no matter what your present condition, should read this book.

The Truth Teller Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Truth Teller


  • Author : Thomas Nelson
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2006-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418525712

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The Truth Teller Excerpt :

A five-year-old boy can sense who is telling the truth...and who isn't. It's a gift some will do anything to silence and a mother will do anything to protect. Lara Godfrey desperately wants to have a child--a living legacy from her late husband. Placing her life in the hands of a doctor she believes she can trust, Lara doesn't relize a web of deception is being woven around her. An unseen voyeur, with dreams of immortality, plans to use the child for a test--an unbelievable experiment that could have genetic consequences not only for Lara's baby, but for the entire human race. In the face of danger, Lara must make impossible choices. That's why she flees the clinic before the baby's birth. It's why she changes her name and hides. She knows she must protect this gifted child who can see through lies and identify truth. Yet how can an innocent truth-telling boy survive in a world that wants to destroy truth at any cost?