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

by Sharon Dr. Moalem

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

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 How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes Press Reviews

'Fascinating and Highly accessible.' Sunday Times

 

'Sharon Moalem peels away at the complex discussion of nature and nurture.' Dan Ariely, bestselling author of Predictably Irrational

 

'In his new book, Moalem describes riveting dramas emerging from both defective genes and reparative epigenetics...fascinating.' The New York Times Book Review

 

'Dr. Moalem is an eloquent guide through the astonishing new world of genetic discovery - with all its implications for both personal health and public policy. If you've wondered about the impact of genetics on your life- read this book!' Kinney Zalesne, New York Times bestselling author of Microtrends

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ISBN: 9781444763232
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444763232
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Sharon Dr. Moalem
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Lifestyle & Health, Popular Science,
Categories: Popular science,

About Sharon Dr. Moalem

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.

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