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Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes by Sharon Dr. Moalem
  

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

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A new look at our Genes with Dr Moalem contending that we can change our Genes, we do have some influence over our genetic inheritance and – swings and roundabouts - the stresses and strains of our lives can affect our Genes. Sharing the stories of some of his patients where unique genetic illness points towards new cures and therapies, discussion on how the future of genetic therapy will affect us all and chillingly a look into how companies will acquire our medical information and use it to their advantage.

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Synopsis

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes by Sharon Dr. Moalem

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.

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

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.

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Publication date

1st January 2015

Author

Sharon Dr. Moalem

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Publisher

Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
272 pages

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ISBN

9781444763232

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