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Identically different : why we can change our genes, Tim Spector

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Identically different : why we can change our genes
Title
Identically different
Title remainder
why we can change our genes
Statement of responsibility
Tim Spector
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Spector, T. D.
Dewey number
616/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.S648 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Medical genetics
  • Human genome
  • Heredity, Human
  • Disease susceptibility
  • SCIENCE / Biotechnology
Label
Identically different : why we can change our genes, Tim Spector
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Was Darwin wrong? -- The gene myth : toads, giraffes, and fraud -- 'The happiness gene' : mindsets, optimism, laughter -- 'The talent gene' : genius, motivation, and taxi drivers -- 'The God gene' : genesis, Jedi, and Hollywood -- 'The parenting gene' : nature, nurture, and naughtiness -- 'Bad genes' : abusers, criminals, and victims -- 'The mortality gene' : hearts, famines, and grandparents -- 'The fat gene' : diet, worms, and wine -- 'The cancer gene' : autism, toxins, and babies -- 'The gay gene' : sex, hormones, and the brain -- 'The fidelity gene' : pleasure, pain, and the G spot -- Bacteria genes : bugs, poo, and you -- Identical genes : clones, identity, and the future
Control code
ocn814455016
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781468306606
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1127024
  • (Sirsi) o814455016
  • (OCoLC)814455016
Label
Identically different : why we can change our genes, Tim Spector
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Was Darwin wrong? -- The gene myth : toads, giraffes, and fraud -- 'The happiness gene' : mindsets, optimism, laughter -- 'The talent gene' : genius, motivation, and taxi drivers -- 'The God gene' : genesis, Jedi, and Hollywood -- 'The parenting gene' : nature, nurture, and naughtiness -- 'Bad genes' : abusers, criminals, and victims -- 'The mortality gene' : hearts, famines, and grandparents -- 'The fat gene' : diet, worms, and wine -- 'The cancer gene' : autism, toxins, and babies -- 'The gay gene' : sex, hormones, and the brain -- 'The fidelity gene' : pleasure, pain, and the G spot -- Bacteria genes : bugs, poo, and you -- Identical genes : clones, identity, and the future
Control code
ocn814455016
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781468306606
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1127024
  • (Sirsi) o814455016
  • (OCoLC)814455016

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