His Brothers Keeper : When Stephen Heywood, a carpenter, discovered he had A.L.S., a gradual, mysterious deterioration of the nervous system, Jamie Heywood gave up his lucrative job to try and save his brother's life. He worked with cutting-edge scientists in a race to find a cure. Through this remarkable journey with a family in crisis, we are given an overview of the various gene therapies that are still on the horizon, capable of potentially bringing back those suffering from neurological diseases such as A.L.S., Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other various disorders of the brain. Through Jonathan Weiner's translucent prose, we experience not only the passion and torment of the Heywoods, but the fascinating and bewildering frontiers of biology. We learn a vast amount about the groundbreaking technologies that may one day save our own lives and certainly change the way we live them.
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