"Spellbinding! Just as in Gattica, the science is valid and not only could happen, but will happen if we as a society do not take steps to prevent it. This book is a must-read for anyone who thinks that our scientific advances in genetics will only be used to treat diseases. The issues are complex and this book deals with them from all sides. An outstanding read!"-W. French Anderson, M.D., Director, Gene Therapy Laboratories, "The Father of Gene Therapy"
"The double helix meets the double cross in GermLine. Erlick has found a way to bring his readers to the cusp of genetic research-its reality, its potential, and its inability to alter the fundamentals of human motivation and behavior. When he intends to be accurate about the state of genetic research, Erlick is, and he makes the field understandable to readers. When he plays with the future, Erlick does so deftly, weaving scientific fiction, character and plot. Much of the novel is set, evocatively, in Philadelphia, where advances in genetic research and missteps are the stuff of daily life. But science is the bonus of the book, and this novel should be read for its intrigue and suspense."-Jeffrey C. Lerner, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Center Director, AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center
"An electrifying read from beginning to end. Dr. Erlick successfully delivers a riveting story while dealing with some of the major medical-ethical issues we're looking at now and for the future. Bravo!"-Margaret Cary MD MBA MPH, Former Presidential appointee, Coauthor Telemedicine and Telehealth: Principles, Policies, Performance and Pitfall
"Erlick makes the promise-and the threat-of radical gene therapy eerily plausible. GermLine has been genetically engineered for maximum suspense and authenticity."-Greg Cox, New York Times bestselling author of The Eugenics Wars