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Sharon Dr. Moalem - Author

About the Author

Sharon Moalem is an award winning physician, scientist and New York Times bestselling author. His work has brought together evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine to explain how the human body works. His nonfiction works include the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest and How Sex Works. He has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Leonard Lopate Show, The Diane Rehm Show, The Dr. Oz Show, among others.

Featured books by Sharon Dr. Moalem

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Author: Sharon Dr. Moalem Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A groundbreaking book that will transform how we understand ourselves and our families by revealing that everything we thought we knew about genetics is wrong: * Your genes are not fixed; * the traits you inherit aren't unalterable; * the way you behave can affect how these genes are passed down to your children. Your experiences, no matter how seemingly inconsequential - from bullies to crushes to what you eat for dinner - have all left an indelible mark within you. And more importantly, within your genes. We're taught that we don't have much of a choice in the matter of what we get or what we give, because our genetic legacy was fixed when our parents conceived us. But that's all wrong. Our genes are constantly on the move, some are turning on while others are turning off, all in response to what you're doing, what you're seeing, and what you're feeling. And all of those things can be changed, which means we can change. Genetically.

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Other books by Sharon Dr. Moalem

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Author: Sharon Dr. Moalem Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A groundbreaking book that will transform how we understand ourselves and our families by revealing that everything we thought we knew about genetics is wrong: * Your genes are not fixed; * the traits you inherit aren't unalterable; * the way you behave can affect how these genes are passed down to your children. Your experiences, no matter how seemingly inconsequential - from bullies to crushes to what you eat for dinner - have all left an indelible mark within you. And more importantly, within your genes. We're taught that we don't have much of a choice in the matter of what we get or what we give, because our genetic legacy was fixed when our parents conceived us. But that's all wrong. Our genes are constantly on the move, some are turning on while others are turning off, all in response to what you're doing, what you're seeing, and what you're feeling. And all of those things can be changed, which means we can change. Genetically.

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Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Author: Sharon Dr. Moalem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2014

A groundbreaking book that will transform how we understand ourselves and our families by revealing that everything we thought we knew about genetics is wrong: * Your genes are not fixed; * the traits you inherit aren't unalterable; * the way you behave can affect how these genes are passed down to your children. Your experiences, no matter how seemingly inconsequential - from bullies to crushes to what you eat for dinner - have all left an indelible mark within you. And more importantly, within your genes. We're taught that we don't have much of a choice in the matter of what we get or what we give, because our genetic legacy was fixed when our parents conceived us. But that's all wrong. Our genes are constantly on the move, some are turning on while others are turning off, all in response to what you're doing, what you're seeing, and what you're feeling. And all of those things can be changed, which means we can change. Genetically. INHERITANCE is a guidebook for that change. No longer do we have to settle for what we've been given. We can write our own story.

How Sex Works Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

How Sex Works Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

Author: Sharon Dr. Moalem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2010

In this compelling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest , Dr. Sharon Moalem takes readers on a trip from prehistory to the forefront of cutting-edge medical research, and through a bedroom or two, to tell the story of how human sexuality has developed over time. How Sex Works challenges common perceptions about our bodies and provides astonishing discoveries from the frontiers of science as it traces the transformation of sex across species and through time to its current role in human societies. In this entertaining, comprehensive exploration of culture, biology, and history, readers will find out the answers to such provocative questions as: can the birth control pill influence the type of men women are attracted to; what do men and honeybees have in common when it comes to sex; why do hourglass-shaped women tend to be especially fertile; when are women most likely to cheat; can twins have different fathers; and, more!

Survival of the Sickest The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

Survival of the Sickest The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

Author: Sharon Dr. Moalem, Jonathan Prince Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

In this groundbreaking and absorbing book Dr. Sharon Moalem, delves back into the evolution of man to offer a radical perspective on survival, the human body, and our understanding of disease. Survival of the Sickest will change the way you think about your body. Dr. Moalem investigates peculiar and puzzling features of human biology to reveal the answers to such provocative questions as: * Why do we need to pee when we're cold? * Can a person rust to death? * Why are Greeks hairier than Africans? * Can the tanning salon lower cholesterol? * Why are leeches back in vogue? * Can sunglasses cause sunburns? * Who gets drunk faster - Europeans or Asians? In considering the question of why diseases exist, Dr Moalem proposes that most common diseases came into existence for very good reasons. Diabetes, hemochromatosis, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia may all exist because, at some time in our past, they helped our ancestors survive some grand challenge to human existence. In turn, he also discovers that genetic and cultural differences have led to each race having different and unique ways of reacting to their environment and subsequently how they become susceptible to certain diseases. Survival of the Sickest is a book about life - yours, ours and every little living thing under the sun. About how we all got here, where we're all going and what we can do about it. Revelatory and written in an utterly engaging fashion, Sharon Moalem's book will change the way you think about your body.

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