Joselin Linder’s family carries a deadly genetic mutation in their genes. It prematurely killed her father and affected the lives of many within the Linder family.
She explores this genetic inheritance in her new book The Family Gene. On Friday, Mary Cummings-Jordan spoke with Linder on Radio Times and asked her about uncovering this “private mutation,” the devastation it wrought, and her difficult decision to not have children. But, she went on to say she believes that her generation will be the last to suffer from the genetic abnormality that has plagued her family for generations.:
Linder was also hopeful for those like herself and her sister living with this family disease. She explained that advances in genomic medicine could led to therapies and treatments if the illness progresses.