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The Family Gene Read è PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ [EPUB] ✺ The Family Gene By Joselin Linder – A riveting medical mystery about a young woman’s uest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genoIng 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 an exploration of family history and love. FASCINATING I couldn't put this down An intriguingly sad mix of science genetics and family tragedies

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D 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 than a fluke Setting out to build a 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 someth. The Family Gene by Joselin Linder is everything I wish for in a medically oriented memoir Linder blends the science of genetics deftly with her own family’s story It was so compelling that I flew through the book in just a day or soWhen Joselin is just fifteen she and her family begin to watch her father die a slow painful and frankly horrific death He literally never received a diagnosis for this fatal disease The family begins to realize that his condition was very similar to two other members of his family now also deceased Then his brother dies Sounds overwhelmingly sad doesn’t itFull review at

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The Family GeneA riveting medical mystery about a young woman’s uest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicineWhen Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started The Family ePUB #231 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 die. When Joselin Linder was a teenager in the late 80s her father grew ill His symptoms—primarily that his body was swelling and his lungs were filling with fluid leaking out of his lymphatic system—confounded doctors as they didn't seem to align with any known condition There seemed to be no discernible reason for this to be happening to an otherwise healthy middle aged man And there seemed to be no way to treat his symptoms But some older relatives recognized the symptoms they were the same ones that had killed both his grandmother and his uncle in the mid 20th century Eventually the Linder family and their doctors began to realize that the condition was tied to genetics something was wrong with a gene that was being passed through this family and it was causing these symptoms As far as anyone could tell just fourteen people in the entire world had this gene—all descended from Joselin’s great great grandmother—and five had succumbed to the deadly disease that it caused By the time that Joselin's father succumbed to his illness in 1996 the medical community's understanding of genetic disorders was growing by leaps and bounds but there were still huge gaps in the knowledge As the Human Genome Project neared completion and genetic mapping became a reality medical experts studying the family began tracing the source of their disease They were looking for the exact chromosome that carried the faulty gene and trying to figure out exactly what it was doing to the body so that the fatal symptoms could be alleviated Meanwhile Joselin and her sister Hillary were struggling to reconcile their desire to start a family with the fear that this faulty gene could be passed on to their own children This is a fascinating medical mystery that will appeal to anyone who’s enjoyed books like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks which Linder herself namechecks in her explanation of genetic science Though some of the science gets a bit dense—don’t expect me to clearly explain exactly what this disease was doing to the vascular system and the liver nor exactly how gene mapping works—Linder does a pretty good job distilling it down into layman’s terms After all she’s not a scientist and she’s had to figure out what’s going on inside her own body That being said the writing could be a bit clunky at times I was reading an advanced copy so it’s possible that editing was done but I also think that this book came about from some work being done for a public radio piece that was eventually got scrapped And honestly at times the sentence structure felt appropriate for a radio piece than for a book It’s hard to explain but the writing styles are understandably different between the the two mediums and it doesn’t always uite gel here Still it’s a book that will make you think Genetic diseases are absolutely terrifying Knowing that you are destined to develop a disease and there’s nothing that can be done about it I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it must be to process that and carry on in spite of it The science of genetics is still relatively young and it suffers to some extent from public ignorance There are some people who uestion the ethics of genetic manipulation but Linder argues that we need greater understanding of these diseases and their complicated roots She does an excellent job putting a human face and a human story on what could have easily become dry clinical science talk