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Sun June 29, 2014

Her Baby Is At Risk: Lauren's Story

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:55 am

They're odds. That's all they are. Not fate, just probabilities. Lauren Weinstein, cartoonist, is having a baby, and she's told — out of the blue — that she and her husband are both carriers of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. They are sent to a genetic counselor. What happens next — told in five beautifully drawn, emotionally eloquent cartoons — tells what it's like to walk the edge for a few weeks. She's so many things (sad, funny, scared, puzzled), and then there's the ender. Take a look.

Here's Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.


The full series of cartoons appears online this month in Nautilus, the wonderful magazine of science and culture.

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