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The Gene Machine was named one of Amazon's Best Science Books of 2017. It was longlisted for the
OWL Book Award and named
an Honoree in the Adult Non-fiction category of the Society of Midland Authors' Annual Literary Awards.
Praise for The Gene Machine
"An exciting, informative, and lucidly written book about genes and the future."
~ Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Gene and The Emperor of All Maladies
"Knowledge is power, and it’s especially empowering when you’re pregnant. But with genetic technology, mining an overwhelming amount of information from the moment of conception (and before!) on, how do parents sort through what they need to know, what might be nice to know, and what they might be better off not knowing about the baby they’ve created or will create? What screens and tests should they opt for—and what is this about sequencing? The Gene Machine provides parents with a clear-eyed explanation of the promise and pitfalls of ever-evolving genetic technologies so that they can make clear-eyed decisions about the unprecedented choices they’ll be facing on their baby-making journey."
~ Heidi Murkoff, bestselling author of the What to Expect series
"Bonnie Rochman has taken a subject that every parent worries about but few understand, and made it accessible, urgent, and humane. The Gene Machine is like a guidebook to the future. It will be invaluable for many families."
~ Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of Happy Families
"Bonnie Rochman dives into the turbulent waters of genetic testing and emerges with The Gene Machine, a smart and compassionate account of this ever-advancing science. Her curiosity and compelling narrative will challenge you to consider all the 'what-ifs' of the future of gene sequencing. Go on this journey with her. Take the plunge. You'll come away enthralled and informed."
~ Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., M.P.H.; author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank