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3 07, 2016

What Lurks in Your Genes?

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|good nonfiction, side dishes|0 Comments

I'm sure none of us know what all lurks in our genes, although when we take a look at the children we spawn, we get a pretty good idea. For one Baltimore woman back in 1951, it was a virulent form of cancer.  Henrietta Lacks felt something hard like a marble growing near her cervix. Rebecca Skloot writes, in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, [...]

8 05, 2016

Your Miracle is On Its Way

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:15+00:00 May 8th, 2016|good nonfiction, main dishes, sandwiches|0 Comments

If you or your loved ones are currently battling cancer, you might not be in the mood to read Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer. But the rest of us might find Mukherjee's book an illuminating read. How did they understand the disease centuries ago, when medicine was little more than blind supposition? The list of cures might make you [...]