The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future

The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future

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 medicineWhen 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...

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Title:The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future
Author:Joselin Linder
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ISBN:0062378899
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages

The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future Reviews

  • Jessica
    Feb 26, 2017
    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 b...
  • Marika
    Jan 02, 2017
    A compelling medical mystery that involves a faulty gene that is inherited. The author's legs began to swell when she was in her early 20's and the medical profession was stumped as to the cause. So began Joselin's journey to decipher what is truly going on. She begins by reviewing her father's medi...
  • Rebecca Foster
    Mar 12, 2017
    (3.5) My eye was drawn to The Family Gene because of the medical mystery aspect: 14 members of Linder’s Ashkenazi Jewish family are the only known exemplars of their particular genetic disease, so rare it doesn’t have a name or surefire treatment protocol, but now at least has a location o...
  • Jessica Mannion
    Apr 08, 2017
    Joselin Linder's “The Family Gene” is the incredibly moving story of one woman's quest to understand the deadly genetic disease that has plagued her family for several generations. But, in spite of its tragic subject-matter, this book is ultimately about hope. As a writer, reporter, and se...
  • Cynthia
    Mar 07, 2017
    Very interesting and well written! I love medical-mystery nonfiction!...
  • Jill Meyer
    Mar 14, 2017
    Joselin Linder's book, "The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future", is a combination science book and coming of age story. Now in her mid-30's, Joselin has seen several members of her father's family - including her father - die from an untreatable disease that a...
  • Janis Mills
    Apr 18, 2017
    It takes a certain amount of courage to know how you are going to die according to my belief. The author wrote of her gene pool and the effort and heartache to track down the disease taking family members too young. It was a fascinating story told with courage....
  • Esther Bradley-detally
    Apr 27, 2017
    My last two review disappeared into the ether; this is an excellent book; fraught with horror, courage, tension, maturity, bravery, and deals with current issues. Genetic diseases are cropping up with extreme rapidity, and many are not known about; highly recommend book...
  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews)
    May 10, 2017
    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.This book took me a long time to listen to because it was interrupted by my finals. No work means no listening to books. Even though it was good, I couldn't listen to it on my free time thanks to being a responsible college student and doing thi...
  • Kelly Abdul
    May 14, 2017
    I don't usually read nonfiction, but the inside cover of this seemed so interesting to me... and it definitely was. It was almost a murder-mystery because of the author's quest to find out what was killing members of her family. I felt she did a really good job of explaining the medical aspects of t...