Am I My Genes?
Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing
Robert L. Klitzman, M.D.
Reviews and Awards
In Am I My Genes?, the psychiatrist and ethicist Dr. Robert L. Klitzman plunges readers into the world of genomic medicine as it exists today: a barely mapped terrain of immense overlapping uncertainties...this book should make compelling reading for anyone considering genetic testing for these or any other conditions: It provides an instant community of fellow travelers along with a sophisticated moderator." -Abigail Zuger, M.D., New York Times
"Am I My Genes? should be required reading for students of genetic counseling--and for people facing the challenges of genomic health in their own lives." -- Michael A. Goldman, Science Magazine
"The greatest strength of the book is the detail and nuance it offers based on in-depth interviews andKlitzman's careful parsing of the different issues the interviewees face.... As Klitzman concedes, he has "raised more questions than [he has] wholly answered." But that is his goal: The American Journal of Bioethics
"The book provides a novel window into the world of regular people facing unprecedented problems in the new world of genetic technologies, and the author is correct in noting that we have a lot to learn from these pioneers." -- DOODY'S