It Takes a Genome

- How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick (Paperback)

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    1. Beskrivelse

      Human beings have astonishing genetic vulnerabilities. More than half of us will die from complex diseases that trace directly to those vulnerabilities, and the modern world we've created places us at unprecedented risk from them. In It Takes a Genome, Greg Gibson posits a revolutionary new hypothesis: Our genome is out of equilibrium, both with itself and its environment. Simply put, our genes aren't coping well with modern culture. Our bodies were never designed to subsist on fat and sugary foods; our immune systems weren't designed for today's clean, bland environments; our minds weren't designed to process hard-edged, artificial electronic inputs from dawn 'til midnight. And that's why so many of us suffer from chronic diseases that barely touched our ancestors.



      Gibson begins by revealing the stunningly complex ways in which multiple genes cooperate and interact to shape our bodies and influence our behaviors. Then, drawing on the very latest science, he explains the genetic "mismatches" that increasingly lead to cancer, diabetes, inflammatory and infectious diseases, AIDS, depression, and senility. He concludes with a look at the probable genetic variations in human psychology, sharing the evidence that traits like introversion and agreeableness are grounded in equally complex genetic interactions.

      It Takes A Genome demolishes yesterday's stale debates over "nature vs. nurture," introducing a new view that is far more intriguing, and far closer to the truth.

      See how broken genes cause cancer

      Meet the body's "genetic repairmen"--and understand what happens when they fail The growing price of the modern lifestyle

      Why one-third of all Westerners have obesity, Type 2 diabetes, or other signs of "metabolic syndrome" The Alzheimer's generation

      Why some of us are predisposed to dementia What's really normal: the deepest lessons of the human genome

      The remarkable diversity of physical and emotional "normality"

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    2. Yderligere info
      Udgivelsesdato:
      11-02-2018
      Sprog:
      Engelsk
      ISBN13:
      9780134770246
      Sidetal:
      208
      Vægt:
      294 g
      Dybde:
      15 mm
      Bredde:
      149 mm
      Højde:
      223 mm
      Forlag:
      FT Press
      Mærkat:
      Bog, paperback
      Format:
      Paperback
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