Inheritance reveals how genetic breakthroughs are transforming our understanding of the world... and of ourselves.
Picture yourself breaking free of your genetic destiny. Envision yourself leaving behind any familial baggage of inheritance that puts you at risk for breast cancer or mental illness. Savor the freedom of escaping the gene responsible for your mother's rheumatoid arthritis or your grandfather's early-onset Alzheimer s disease. That thing you dread you may have given to your own children? What if you could put that nightmare away forever? This isn't science fiction. The answers are right here, all around you, inside of you, and yours to discover.
Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But award-winning geneticist Sharon Moalem MD, PhD shows us that the human genome is far more fluid, fascinating and relevant than you could ever have believed. Moalem employs his wide-ranging interdisciplinary skills in science and medicine to explain how art, history, superheroes, sex workers and sports stars can all help us to understand our genetic inheritance in a radically new way - in our present lives as well as our children's future.
Just a few of the things you'll learn from this book:
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 29th April 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1