In The Gene Machine, Bonnie Rochman surveys how genomics - such as Ashkenazi and expanded carrier screening (here, here) and NIPT - are influencing family planning decisions. Companies like Counsyl are profiled. In Mercies in Disguise, experienced science journalist Gina Kolata profiles a family with the rare, fatal adult onset neurological disease Gerstmann Straussler Sheinker Syndrome. In The Family Gene, Joselin Linder describes her family's battle with an N of 1 genetic disorder causing liver failure - known as a "private mutation."
- Amazon hotlinks to Gene Machine, Mercies in Disguise, and The Family Gene.
- All are available as books and ebooks; Mercies and Family Gene as audiobooks too.
- NYT review of Mercies in Disguise and Family Gene, here. Gene Machine reviewed here.
- Gina Kolata describes how she wrote her book, here.