Book: What's In Your Genes? Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy by Charlene H. Grafton
categories: Book, Epigenetics, Early Texas History, Genetic Diseases, Vitamin Use, Personalized Medicine, Genetic Genealogy
Charlene H. Grafton about this book: I was inspired to begin writing this book as I lay on my hospital bed believing I may not be able to finish my memoir. That is what gave me the determination to finish my story of Looking for the Good Life and Other Stories of Survival (Book 1) and lo and behold I lived through that episode but found there was more to my story and I began( Book 2) What's In Your Genes?: Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy. The readers of my last two books are interested in learning about the topics of your heritage and see if they fit in with their lifestyle improvement along with their family.
I am a medical researcher and writer plus presenter of programs for health and wellness and I spent many, many hours of research to help promote my interests in finding ways for the general public to take better care of themselves and their family. As a participant member of the Personal Genome Project lead by Dr. George Church at Harvard Medical School, my health records are available for all to see along with all of the members. Our sample gene studies are submitted and reviewed and become helpful for our entire nation in assisting to solve disease manifesting in our genes and chromosomes. I carried this further by writing this book about my own gene threads beginning with some of my ancestor stories, their travels and perseverance from the east coast to Texas and Oklahoma.
While working with youths, adults and seniors throughout my medical career, I have tried to show my readers how to avoid situations with quotations and true stories that apply and serve to stimulate a bit of "ground wire" with the impetus to stay abreast of the latest health and well-being ideas for the average American to use this information to add to our American heritage. Without my inspiration from the free government emails and internet help of the CDC, FDA and PubMed with the latest genetic information available, I was able to apply it with my own health situation. There are stories of adversity with medical treatment from people I know who have had similar experiences but the last few chapters deal with my own awful adverse reactions to drugs leaving me incapacitated for many months, then cancer treatment leaving me with many more awful adverse effects from those, showing the readers how to begin to apply their internet skills to help themselves and their family as gene testing and personalized healthcare is here. My readers will learn the importance of their family health heritage and how to find where their ancestors came from using the government websites and from the National Genographic Project, Personal Genome Project and other helpful suggestions for them to follow at their computer desk or their local library.
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