About This Show
Join our hosts as they explore various genres in medical literature either for intellectual sustenance or for joy and entertainment. The ReachMD Book Club Series will introduce authors and topics to enliven and transform your reading experience. This series features a diverse array of medically-centered genres such as biographies and autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction.
Most Recent Episode
The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD
Guest: Bonnie Rochman
With the ever-expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, parents’ access to this previously unknown information is altering perceptions of disability, redefining the question of what sort of life is worth living, and who draws the line. Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora’s box of possibilities? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Bonnie Rochman, author of the book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have, about the new frontier of gene technology and how it is transforming medicine, bioethics, health care, and the factors that shape a family.