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Singing the Life

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Singing the Life, Elizabeth Bryan, book reviewElizabeth Bryan is a doctor, an expert in multiple births who worked with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and published books on twins and triplets. As you’d expect with a background like that she knows a lot about genetics but in the case of her and her direct family, a single gene was the root of a devastating health time bomb. Elizabeth Bryan’s family is cursed with the notorious BRCA1 gene which makes carriers susceptible to cancer – especially breast and ovarian cancers. Singing the Life is Bryan’s account of her family and how they lived and sometimes lost their lives with the threat of cancer hanging over them.

It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to know that your fate in life could well be an early and painful death.

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