Inheritance

Inheritance

How Our Genes Change Our Lives-- and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Book - 2014
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"How genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our lives. Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. Dr. Moalem shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating. He demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health. Why you may have recovered from the psychological trauma caused by childhood bullying -- but your genes may remain scarred for life. How fructose is the sugar that makes fruits sweet -- but if you have certain genes, consuming it can buy you a one-way trip to the coroner's office. Why ingesting common painkillers is like dosing yourself repeatedly with morphine -- if you have a certain set of genes. How insurance companies legally use your genetic data to predict the risk of disability for you and your children. The impact of our lives on our genes, and our genes on our lives"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455549443
Branch Call Number: 616.042 MOA NVD
Characteristics: xiii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: LaPlante, Matthew D.

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Stephanie_Sibbald
Jun 23, 2014

Dr. Moalem shares the revolutionary thinkings of the 21st century on genetics -a fascinating field. With its simplicity, it doesn't take a doctor to understand these complex situations. Heck, you don't even have to be an adult!

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Jun 23, 2014

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Stephanie_Sibbald
Jun 24, 2014

"As we're discovering, our genetic strength isn't just a matter of receiving the genes handed down to us from previous generations. It's derived from the opportunity to transform what we get and what we give. And in doing so completely change the course of our lives." p. 225

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