Robin Marantz Henig


My daughter Samantha Henig and I look at what it means to be young for Millennials today, and how much that differs from what it was like for Baby Boomers.

Pandora's Baby
About the early days of in vitro fertilization research, the controversy surrounding the creation of the world's first test tube baby, and the ways in which that controversy sounds a lot like the debates now taking place about reproductive options like designer babies and human cloning.

The Monk in the Garden
The early days of genetics, with Gregor Mendel counting his peas, is a story of jealousy, intrigue, and a healthy dose of bad timing. Mendel's discovery went unnoticed for 35 years, until it was rediscovered in 1900 by three different scientists in three different countries.

A Dancing Matrix
A history of how new viruses emerge from animal hosts to become human scourges, usually as the result of some man-made change in the environment.

Being Adopted
Two psychotherapists and I look at how being adopted affects personality development over a lifespan -- the first book of its kind to be written for the adoptee.

Latest Books

What does it mean to be young? Is it different for Millennials today than it was for Baby Boomers?
How the world's first test tube babies sparked the reproductive revolution.
The life of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, and the story of his subsequent obscurity and rediscovery
A history of where new viruses come from, ranging from exotic diseases like dengue hemorrhagic fever to familiar (and potentially more lethal) ones like influenza.
A look at how being adopted affects personality development over a lifespan.

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