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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, April 2014: In the last microsecond of the scientific age, we’ve figured out that our brains change throughout our life, adapting for good or ill based on lifestyle choices we make. But most of us haven’t yet realized the extent to which our genes also remain flexible, making Dr. Sharon Moalem’s Inheritance nothing short of revolutionary. Drawing on bleeding-edge science and sometimes heartbreaking stories of individuals he’s treated for rare genetic anomalies, Moalem explains how your DNA’s constant shape-shifting is “mediated and orchestrated by how you live, where you live, the stresses you face, and the things you consume.” Most fascinating (and terrifying, especially for parents) is evidence of how experiences--from trauma like bullying to times of happiness--can alter your genes so profoundly that the effects are passed down for generations. But his message is ultimately one of empowerment: we’re accelerating into a world where understanding your unique genetic inheritance will give you the power to eat, exercise, and seek medical treatment tailored to what your body really needs, where we’ll have “the opportunity to transform what we get and what we give,” altering the course of our destiny. --Mari Malcolm
I found the chapter on our sexual continuum particularly interesting. Also, the part describing how stress can affect the unborn child is well worth reading.Published 8 days ago by Alice Shoemaker
this was an enlightenment for me and got a greater understanding about "stuff" in the family I am very great full for Sharon Moalem"work.Published 2 months ago by mary van rynsoever
I purchased this book after having my 23andMe DNA data interpreted for health and was in serious need of more information. Read morePublished 3 months ago by TeriA
Easy to read good exmples, of a complex and still unfolding field..Published 3 months ago by alfredo j gallegos c
Great for beginners. Are you trying to get your patients to understand their genetics and how important it is to know what hand you've been dealt? Give them this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr. Mom
Interesting, but shallow. The beginning of the book really caught my attention and I found the personal stories to be fascinating. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Coolio74
Item was delivered on time and as advertised...Thanks...Published 6 months ago by Leonardo Fernandez