" IN THE GENE MACHINE, the award-winning journalist Bonnie Rochman guides us through the new frontier of gene technology and explains how it is transforming the factors that shape a family. Rochman tells the stories of scientists working to unlock the secrets of the human genome; genetic counselors and spiritual advisers weighing life-changing choices; and parents grappling with revelations that are sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always profound. She navigates the expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, and deftly explores hot-button issues and urgent ethical quandaries. Propelled by human narratives and meticulously reported, The Gene Machine is both a road map and a meditation on our power to change the future."
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Bonnie Rochman is an award-winning journalist. A former health and medicine columnist for Time magazine, she has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Scientific American, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three children. Follow her on Twitter at @brochman.