Two leaders in the field of genetics a bioethicist health lawyer and an obstetrician gynecologist geneticist answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcareBreakthroughs in genetic research are changing modern medicine and pharmaceuticals But what are these changes and how do they affect our individual care Genomic Messages examines these groundbreaking changes and the questions they raise What kind of specific medical innovation do we have to look forward to now and tomorrow How will this flood of genetic messages change our lives, our interaction with our physicians and our healthcare system Groundbreaking and provocative, Genomic Messages fuses the often conflicting worlds of medicine and law to provide information and insight that will impact the health choices of every one of us, from how medicine is practiced to concepts of privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent Ultimately, it reveals how genetic information is changing how we think about ourselves, our health, and our future An informative book Details the past present and potential future of Genomics in Medicine.Part opinion and part scary fiction based scenarios Genomics in medicine may make huge contributions to mankind in it s elimination of gene based disease, woo hoo Or, it could destroy our species, no woo hoo. This book really deserves 10 stars What is known about our genome health wise and what will be learned in days to come is so fascinating What might be done is a bit scary to me The book is well written and easy to follow especially if one tends to read listen to current events regarding our DNA What we do with our personal bodies and health certainly impacts one s interest in a book like this I enjoyed the authors personal views and comments Ethics and permission certainly have an impact This book really deserves 10 stars What is known about our genome health wise and what will be learned in days to come is so fascinating What might be done is a bit scary to me The book is well written and easy to follow especially if one tends to read listen to current events regarding our DNA What we do with our personal bodies and health certainly impacts one s interest in a book like this I enjoyed the authors personal views and comments Ethics and permission certainly have an impact One question I had if I personally will not give permission for scientists to look at my cells, do I merit personally taking advantage of the progress science has made using other people s DNA that gives me better health care This book is worth reading I found several parts difficult to read and difficult to understand On the whole this book treats genomics in an approachable manner.I intend to reread it in a year of so.