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The Resource Mercies in disguise : : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata, (sound recording)

Mercies in disguise : : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata, (sound recording)

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Mercies in disguise : : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them
Title
Mercies in disguise :
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a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them
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Gina Kolata
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Language
eng
Summary
"The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. "Are you ready Amanda?" The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested-at least, not now. But she had to find out. If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you'd inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible? In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution-not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma-fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process. A work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Mercies in Disguise is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It's a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman-Amanda Baxley-who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family's destiny."--
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1948-
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Kolata, Gina Bari
Dewey number
616/.042
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not applicable
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other
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Read by Andrea Gallo
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  • Gallo, Andrea.
  • Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Baxley family
  • Baxley, Amanda
  • Medical genetics
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic screening
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Mercies in disguise : : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata, (sound recording)
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digital storage
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hours)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501945366
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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digital
Publisher number
C04639
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • pr02023038
  • 868072
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Label
Mercies in disguise : : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501945366
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04639
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02023038
  • 868072
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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