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

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

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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
Title remainder
a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them
Statement of responsibility
Gina Kolata
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Readers Choice Nominee 2018.
Cataloging source
RECBX
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1948-
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Kolata, Gina Bari
Dewey number
616/.042
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
RB155.5
LC item number
.K65 2017b
Literary text for sound recordings
  • other
  • biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Andrea Gallo
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gallo, Andrea
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baxley family
  • Baxley family
  • Baxley, Amanda
  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • Kuru
  • Medical genetics
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic screening
  • Audiobooks
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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
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
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audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 compact discs (8 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501945366
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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
  • (OCoLC)976177526
  • 731598
  • (OCoLC)ocn976177526
  • 731598
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Gina Kolata
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 compact discs (8 hr., 30 min.)
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
  • (OCoLC)976177526
  • 731598
  • (OCoLC)ocn976177526
  • 731598
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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