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Seven years in the making, Altered Fates chronicles the saga of gene therapy, a medical revolution unparalleled in human history.
As Daniel Kevles observed in the New York Times Book Review, "Mr. Lyon and Mr. Gorner are highly knowledgeable about the state of human and medical genetics, and their treatment of both the science and its practitioners is vivid, accessible, and . . . gripping."
“Starred Review. Well written, exhaustively researched, and filled with the human stories of the scientists, the doctors, and the patients whose only hope is this new field of medicine.” — Kirkus Reviews
“An important work.” — Library Journal
“Fast-paced, highly readable. . . . As engaging as any thriller, [it] brings to life the pathos, the excitement, and the drudgery inherent in this sort of research.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“Starred Review. [An] epic, magnificent history.” — Publishers Weekly
“Engrossing. . . . Detailed and fascinating.” — The New Yorker