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The Resource Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree, Lizzie Stark

Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree, Lizzie Stark

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Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree
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Pandora's DNA
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tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree
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Lizzie Stark
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eng
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"Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations. She tells of the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job and relates the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences"--
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Title
Pandora's DNA
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Summary
Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations
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ALA Notable Book, 2015.
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autobiography
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10361414
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DLC
Dewey number
616.99/449042
Index
index present
LC call number
RD667.5
LC item number
.S73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Lizzie Stark
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Pandoras DNA
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tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree
Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree, Lizzie Stark
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Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree, Lizzie Stark
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn880521068
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781613748602
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(hbk.)
Lccn
2014018310
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(OCoLC)880521068

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