Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes

Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes


If you percentage many of the similar genetic fabric, what makes you so diversified out of your siblings?

How a lot are the stuff you decide to do everyday--what you devour, the way you vote, who you love--determined by way of your genes, and what kind of is your personal unfastened will? utilizing attention-grabbing case stories of exact twins, major geneticist Tim Spector explains how even real-life "clones" with an analogous upbringing prove in fact to be very different.

Drawing on his personal state of the art examine in genetics, Spector express us that not anything is totally hard-wired or pre-ordained. difficult, enlightening and interesting, Identically Different explores issues as diverse as why the Dutch became the tallest country on this planet, why autism is extra heritable than breast melanoma, and what may cause a fit guy to have a middle assault inside of weeks of his obese, heavy smoking exact dual. Spector's probing and considerate examine is helping us to appreciate what makes every one folks so specified.

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