Summary: Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is deeply personal—Valentine’s killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease.
Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016
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Summary: After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited...
Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2017
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Summary: "Claire Abrams's dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark--and seducing her boss. Claire, Robert, and Jillian work together to create the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Crooked Lane 2019
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Summary: When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and then her health, teenaged Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small.
Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016
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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1994
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Summary: When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is devastated; afraid that she will not be able to play soccer, and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates--but her mother is determined to spare her the spinal fusion surgery that she herself had as a teenager.
Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017
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Summary: Contemporary retelling of "Beauty and the Beast, " in which artist Alix Miller meets and falls in love with mystery writer Leland Crompton, a man who has withdrawn from the world due to a rare genetic disease that has left him disfigured.
Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1996
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Summary: Specializing in a rare disease that causes children to age drastically, Dr. Henry Moss is confronted with an ethical dilemma when he meets a family whose two children are affected in dramatically different ways by the same disease.
Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2003