Book Review: Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing

Robert Klitzman’s “Am I My Genes?” explores a key question facing individuals in a genetic age: How does my genetic profile shape who I am and, in turn, what I believe? In-depth interviews with 64 people who have, or are at risk for, three diseases with identified genetic components (i.e., Huntington’s disease, breast and . . . → Read More: Book Review: Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing

Patients, Patents, and Profits in a Genomic Age

When the Human Genome Project started in 1990 there were fewer than 100 genes associated with human diseases. The first genetic mutation (for Huntington’s disease) was identified in 1986, just a few years before the Project started. After more than a decade of technological innovation and about $3.8 billion, a team of scientists across more . . . → Read More: Patients, Patents, and Profits in a Genomic Age