Bonnie Rochman is a journalist and author. Her first book, "The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--and the Kids We Have," was published in 2017. Previously, Rochman was health and parenting columnist for TIME magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Scientific American, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Rochman was a TIME intern, and has reported from the Middle East, Myanmar and Vietnam for the Boston Globe, the Jerusalem Report and Fortune. Prior to that, she was the parenting blogger for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Bonnie Rochman With the ever-expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, parents’ access to this previously unknown information is altering perceptions of disability, redefining the question of what sort of life is worth living, and who draws the line. Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora’s box of possibilities? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Bonnie Rochman, author of the book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have, about the new frontier of gene technology and how it is transforming medicine, bioethics, health care, and the factors that shape a family.
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Bonnie Rochman With the ever-expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, parents’ access to this previously unknown information is altering perceptions of disability, redefining the question of what sort of life is worth living, and who draws the line. Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora’s box of possibilities? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Bonnie Rochman, author of the book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have, about the new frontier of gene technology and how it is transforming medicine, bioethics, health care, and the factors that shape a family.
Thanks to genetic technology, you can know if your child has an increased risk for disease before they are even born. But is more information always a good thing? Writer Bonnie Rochman walks us through the complicated decisions parents face when they get a glimpse of their offspring's genetic future.To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Thirdlove, Fracture and Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT).  
Once the frontier of science fiction, today’s genetic technology could allow parents to choose their children’s gender and hair color, or design an embryo with a lower risk of certain diseases. But how much should parents tinker with their children’s genetic makeup? And how much information should physicians share about the likelihood of disease for an unborn child? Bonnie Rochman explores these questions in her new book, “The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids — and the Kids We Have.” A former health and parenting columnist for Time.com, Rochman discusses the ethical dilemmas pediatricians and genetic counselors face in guiding parents through these unprecedented decisions. Guests: Bonnie Rochman, author, “The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids — and the Kids We Have”
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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Episode Count
15
Podcast Count
13
Total Airtime
8 hours, 34 minutes
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