Science enables us to know much more than ever before. We can be aware of what disorders we could pass on to our kids and we can conduct screenings on children to discover irregularities in their genes. Such screenings can help doctors catch issues early but they can also put a huge burden on families.
Jonathan Lethem's latest book is an inside look at his thoughts on literature, he talks to us about what inspires him, and how he feels about tough critics.
Culture Crash is a segment where we examine literature, film and entertainment to explore issues and trends affecting the country.