Other Books on Genomics in Medicine
Updated: Feb 17, 2019
.For those interested in Genomic Quirks, here are other books that you might be interested in.
First, there is One in a Billion that describes the odyssey of Nic Volker, a boy born with mysterious and persistent bowel inflammation that kept flaring up in spite of several surgeries. Eventually, genome sequencing zeroed down on the cause and helped support a suspected intervention, leading to a cure.
Second, there is Gina Kolata's Mercies in Disguise, the story of a family in which a rare mutation causing Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease (a prion disease) leads to neurological degeneration and early death in several members. The book explores the dilemma of whether to get tested and how to cope with the knowledge of impending disease, including having children.
Then there is Genomics and Personalized Medicine: What everyone needs to know by Michael Snyder, a prominent genomics researcher. This is more a descriptive introduction than a story but quite authentic and effective.