Miracle Strain: A Genetic Thrillerby Michael Cordy
Dr. Tom Carter - surgeon, geneticist, husband, father - is riding high. He has invented a revolutionary machine, the Genescope, that can decode the blueprint of man. From the DNA found in just one hair follicle, Carter can read a person's genes, predicting the onset of disease, determining how and when he or she will die. But at the moment of his greatest triumph, as… See more details below
Dr. Tom Carter - surgeon, geneticist, husband, father - is riding high. He has invented a revolutionary machine, the Genescope, that can decode the blueprint of man. From the DNA found in just one hair follicle, Carter can read a person's genes, predicting the onset of disease, determining how and when he or she will die. But at the moment of his greatest triumph, as he is being presented the Nobel Prize for medicine, Carter's world is shattered: An assassin's bullet meant for him kills his wife. In the aftermath of her death, a Genescope scan reveals that his young daughter, Holly, has inherited an incurable brain disease and has less than a year to live. His greatest achievement, which will save countless lives, can offer his beloved daughter only a death sentence. Even the most advanced medical science cannot save her. Tom Carter needs a miracle. A secret brotherhood, two thousand years old, may have the answer. Its members need his new technology to complete a sacred quest of their own. In return they offer Carter the chance to decode the DNA of the most famous healer in history - to look beyond the genes of man and into the genes of God.
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I read this book when I was 16 and I enjoyed. I couldn't stop reading and the details allow you to be there, in the middle of the characters like if you were in a movie. After all, with all the technology we have nowadays... who knows if this book could be a view to the medical future... You can not stop asking what could be the limit with fiction and reality, also gives a interesting perspective about religion and faith. Not for close minded readers. I will love to read it over and over again. I highly recommend it, you are not going to be disappointed. I read the Spanish version and it was excellent. I hope you enjoy it if you decided to read it or give it as a gift.
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