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Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes (edició 2013)

de Tim Spector (Autor)

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"If you share most of the same genetic material, what makes you so different from your siblings? How much are the things you choose to do everyday--what you eat, how you vote, who you love--determined by your genes, and how much is your own free will? Using fascinating case studies of identical twins, leading geneticist Tim Spector explains how even real-life "clones" with the same upbringing turn out in reality to be very different. Drawing on his own cutting-edge research in genetics, Spector show us that nothing is completely hard-wired or pre-ordained. Challenging, enlightening and entertaining, Identically Different explores topics as varied as why the Dutch have become the tallest nation in the world, why autism is more heritable than breast cancer, and what could cause a healthy man to have a heart attack within weeks of his overweight, heavy smoking identical twin. Spector's probing and thoughtful study helps us to understand what makes each of us so unique"--… (més)
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Títol:Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes
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Informació:Abrams Press (2013), Edition: 1, 288 pages
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Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes de Tim Spector

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A gene for this, a gene for that, add in a whole stack of twins, with epigenetics playing peek-a-boo..... and you have a rather dull book. This book might be more interesting if you aren't familiar with genetics, but if you are, then there is nothing new here. If you are looking for a more detailed book on epigenetics, look elsewhere. ( )
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
Well-written, concise overview of what's known about epigenetics and "Fat Genes", "Gay Genes", "Infidelity Genes", "Bacteria Genes" and more. ( )
  richardSprague | Mar 22, 2020 |
This is an interesting non-fiction work about genes and what we see in people that can tell us about genes. Topics range from differences in identical twins to happiness, talent, God, parenting, criminals, longevity, obesity, cancer, homosexuality, monogamy, bacteria and clones. ( )
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"If you share most of the same genetic material, what makes you so different from your siblings? How much are the things you choose to do everyday--what you eat, how you vote, who you love--determined by your genes, and how much is your own free will? Using fascinating case studies of identical twins, leading geneticist Tim Spector explains how even real-life "clones" with the same upbringing turn out in reality to be very different. Drawing on his own cutting-edge research in genetics, Spector show us that nothing is completely hard-wired or pre-ordained. Challenging, enlightening and entertaining, Identically Different explores topics as varied as why the Dutch have become the tallest nation in the world, why autism is more heritable than breast cancer, and what could cause a healthy man to have a heart attack within weeks of his overweight, heavy smoking identical twin. Spector's probing and thoughtful study helps us to understand what makes each of us so unique"--

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