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Our Genes Our Choices

Our Genes  Our Choices Book
Author : David Goldman
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-05-18
ISBN : 9780123969521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our Genes, Our Choices: How Genotype and Gene Interactions Affect Behavior - First Prize winner of the 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Basic and Clinical Sciences - explains how the complexity of human behavior, including concepts of free will, derives from a relatively small number of genes, which direct neurodevelopmental sequence. Are people free to make choices, or do genes determine behavior? Paradoxically, the answer to both questions is "yes," because of neurogenetic individuality, a new theory with profound implications. Author David Goldman uses judicial, political, medical, and ethical examples to illustrate that this lifelong process is guided by individual genotype, molecular and physiologic principles, as well as by randomness and environmental exposures, a combination of factors that we choose and do not choose. Written in an authoritative yet accessible style, the book includes practical descriptions of the function of DNA, discusses the scientific and historical bases of genethics, and introduces topics of epigenetics and the predictive power of behavioral genetics. First Prize winner of the 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Basic and Clinical Sciences Poses and resolves challenges to moral responsibility raised by modern genetics and neuroscience Analyzes the neurogenetic origins of human behavior and free will Written by one of the world's most influential neurogeneticists, founder of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institutes of Health

Your Genes Your Choices

Your Genes  Your Choices Book
Author : Catherine Baker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780871686367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Program discusses the Human Genome Project, the science behind it, and the ethical, legal and social issues raised by the project.

Our Genes Our Foods Our Choices

Our Genes  Our Foods  Our Choices Book
Author : Triveni P. Shukla
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014-09-10
ISBN : 149692858X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consider Our Genes Our Foods Our Choice your handheld audit of Food and Nutrition 101, a course that distills current research on the effects of food nutrients on gene expression and health by upkeep of your second genome and second brain-the enteric nervous system. It gives the power of knowledge: how foods and right lifestyle make and shape our body, mind, and behavior. The book provides extraordinary wealth of information on basic nutrients that feed our genes, that help us control diet and reduce weight, and that preserve our health and postpone senescence and death. This book is a great tale of symbiotic human beings whose existence depends on oxygen they breathe, the water they drink, the foods they eat, and the bacteria they have in their gut. In truth humans are creatures of sun, thriving under its energy and its gift of oxygen through plant life. The bacteria come from raw or fermented foods they eat. Its main lesson: human beings must supplement their daily gene expression and methylation diet with a lifestyle rich in exercise, meditation, yoga, sleep, belief, and planned social interactivity. They should protect and preserve their second brain-the enteric nervous system and the second genome-the bacteria in their gut.

Unzip Your Genes

Unzip Your Genes Book
Author : Dr. Jennifer Stagg
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Release : 2016-11-15
ISBN : 1682610357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unzip Your Genes will show you how take your own health into your own hands. You will no longer sit on the sidelines—instead you can play an active and empowered role in the state of your own health. In this book you will: • Understand how the environment and your genes interact. • Learn how to use your own genetic information to your advantage. • Create an actionable plan based on your genomics to radically transform your health and improve your vitality. • Discover how to improve your health span and lead a productive, happy and healthy life. Dr. Jennifer Stagg is an experienced physician and expert in Precision Medicine—an emerging approach for disease prevention that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle. In Unzip Your Genes Dr. Stagg provides insight on how you can take practical steps that can radically transform the state of your health and well-being.

Living with Our Genes

Living with Our Genes Book
Author : Dean H. Hamer,Peter Copeland
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 1999-02-16
ISBN : 0385485840
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A lucid, thought-provoking account of the case for 'nature' as a determinant of personality."—Peter D. Kramer, Author of Listening to Prozac and Should You Leave? Nowhere is the nature-nurture controversy being more arduously tested than in the labs of world-renowned molecular scientist Dean Hamer, whose cutting-edge research has indisputably linked specific genes to behavioral traits, such as anxiety, thrill-seeking, and homosexuality. The culmination of that research is this provocative book, Living with Our Genes. In it, Dr. Hamer reveals that much of our behavior—how much we eat and weigh, whether we drink or use drugs, how often we have sex—is heavily influenced by genes. His findings help explain why one brother becomes a Wall Street trader, while his sibling remains content as a librarian, or why some people like to bungee-jump, while others prefer Scrabble. Dr. Hamer also sheds light on some of the most compelling and vexing aspects of personality, such as shyness, aggression, depression, and intelligence. In the tradition of the bestselling book Listening to Prozac, Living with Our Genes is the first comprehensive investigation of the crucial link between our DNA and our behavior. "Compulsive reading, reminiscent of Jared Diamond, from a scientist who knows his stuff and communicates it well."—Kirkus Reviews "A pioneer in the field of molecular psychology, Hamer is exploring the role genes play in governing the very core of our individuality. Accessible . . . provocative."—Time "Absolutely terrific! I couldn't put it down."—Professor Robert Plomin, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Research Center, Institute of Psychiatry

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780192860927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Are We Hardwired

Are We Hardwired  Book
Author : William R. Clark,Michael Grunstein
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2004-10-14
ISBN : 0190292318
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Books such as Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene have aroused fierce controversy by arguing for the powerful influence of genes on human behavior. But are we entirely at the mercy of our chromosomes? In Are We Hardwired?, scientists William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein say the answer is both yes--and no. The power and fascination of Are We Hardwired? lie in their explanation of that deceptively simple answer. Using eye-opening examples of genetically identical twins who, though raised in different families, have had remarkably parallel lives, the authors show that indeed roughly half of human behavior can be accounted for by DNA. But the picture is quite complicated. Clark and Grunstein take us on a tour of modern genetics and behavioral science, revealing that few elements of behavior depend upon a single gene; complexes of genes, often across chromosomes, drive most of our heredity-based actions. To illustrate this point, they examine the genetic basis, and quirks, of individual behavioral traits--including aggression, sexuality, mental function, eating disorders, alcoholism, and drug abuse. They show that genes and environment are not opposing forces; heredity shapes how we interpret our surroundings, which in turn changes the very structure of our brain. Clearly we are not simply puppets of either influence. Perhaps most interesting, the book suggests that the source of our ability to choose, to act unexpectedly, may lie in the chaos principle: the most minute differences during activation of a single neuron may lead to utterly unpredictable actions. This masterful account of the nature-nurture controversy--at once provocative and informative--answers some of our oldest questions in unexpected new ways

Pretty Is What Changes

Pretty Is What Changes Book
Author : Jessica Queller
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-04-01
ISBN : 0385525710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Faced with the BRCA mutation—the so-called “breast cancer gene”—one woman must answer the question: When genetics can predict how we may die, how then do we decide to live? Eleven months after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica Queller has herself tested for the BRCA gene mutation. The results come back positive, putting her at a terrifyingly elevated risk of developing breast cancer before the age of fifty and ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Thirty-four, unattached, and yearning for marriage and a family of her own, Queller faces an agonizing choice: a lifetime of vigilant screenings and a commitment to fight the disease when caught, or its radical alternative—a prophylactic double mastectomy that would effectively restore life to her, even as it would challenge her most closely held beliefs about body image, identity, and sexuality. Superbly informed and armed with surprising wit and style, Queller takes us on an odyssey from the frontiers of science to the private interiors of a woman’s life. Pretty Is What Changes is an absorbing account of how she reaches her courageous decision and its physical, emotional, and philosophical consequences. It is also an incredibly moving story of what we inherit from our parents and how we fashion it into the stuff of our own lives, of mothers and daughters and sisters, and of the sisterhood that forms when women are united in battle against a common enemy. Without flinching, Jessica Queller answers a question we may one day face for ourselves: If genes can map our fates and their dark knowledge is offered to us, will we willingly trade innocence for the information that could save our lives? Praise for Pretty Is What Changes “By turns inspiring, sorrowful and profoundly moving. Queller’s sense of humor and grace transform the most harrowing of situations into a riveting and heartfelt memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews “Seamless and gripping. Readers will be rooting for Queller and her heroic decision to confront her genetic destiny.”—Publishers Weekly “Jessica Queller gives us a warm, chilling, unflinching look at her personal journey of survival with style. The ending will surprise you. Her prescience is astounding. Her courage is inspirational. Brava Jessica!”—Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen

Reasoning Our Choices The value principles of reason

Reasoning Our Choices   The value principles of reason Book
Author : Reuben Ray
Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
Release : 2019-10-20
ISBN : 9388942442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The philosophy of reasoning for the choices we make combines biological, psychological and social factors to provide a values approach. Our values are the basis on our choices across the four realities. It is our values that drive our conflicts and unhappiness across human societies and in our personal relationships which needs to be understood to deliver peace and happiness. Reasoning Our Choices brilliantly elucidates why the Universe and the societies we inhabit is the way it is; it is for everyone to learn and improve our reasoning to find greater harmony within our choices.

Not in Our Genes

Not in Our Genes Book
Author : Steven Rose,Richard Charles Lewontin,Leon J. Kamin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780140135251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Not in Our Genes book written by Steven Rose,Richard Charles Lewontin,Leon J. Kamin, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Some Choice

Some Choice Book
Author : George J. Annas,Edward R Utley Professor of Health Law Director of Law Medicine and Ethics Program Health George J Annas, J.D., M.P.H.
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780195118322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The latest collection of George Annas's essays, almost all of which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine but were revised for this volume. The theme is constraints on the actual choices Americans have in health care as opposed to the political rhetoric of choice.

Making Sense of Genes

Making Sense of Genes Book
Author : Kostas Kampourakis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-03-30
ISBN : 1107567491
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are genes? What do genes do? These seemingly simple questions are in fact challenging to answer accurately. As a result, there are widespread misunderstandings and over-simplistic answers, which lead to common conceptions widely portrayed in the media, such as the existence of a gene 'for' a particular characteristic or disease. In reality, the DNA we inherit interacts continuously with the environment and functions differently as we age. What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning of our life story. This comprehensive book analyses and explains the gene concept, combining philosophical, historical, psychological and educational perspectives with current research in genetics and genomics. It summarises what we currently know and do not know about genes and the potential impact of genetics on all our lives. Making Sense of Genes is an accessible but rigorous introduction to contemporary genetics concepts for non-experts, undergraduate students, teachers and healthcare professionals.

The Case against Perfection

The Case against Perfection Book
Author : Michael J Sandel
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 0674043065
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. The promise is that we will soon be able to treat and prevent a host of debilitating diseases. The predicament is that our newfound genetic knowledge may enable us to manipulate our nature—to enhance our genetic traits and those of our children. Although most people find at least some forms of genetic engineering disquieting, it is not easy to articulate why. What is wrong with re-engineering our nature? The Case against Perfection explores these and other moral quandaries connected with the quest to perfect ourselves and our children. Michael Sandel argues that the pursuit of perfection is flawed for reasons that go beyond safety and fairness. The drive to enhance human nature through genetic technologies is objectionable because it represents a bid for mastery and dominion that fails to appreciate the gifted character of human powers and achievements. Carrying us beyond familiar terms of political discourse, this book contends that the genetic revolution will change the way philosophers discuss ethics and will force spiritual questions back onto the political agenda. In order to grapple with the ethics of enhancement, we need to confront questions largely lost from view in the modern world. Since these questions verge on theology, modern philosophers and political theorists tend to shrink from them. But our new powers of biotechnology make these questions unavoidable. Addressing them is the task of this book, by one of America’s preeminent moral and political thinkers.

The Science of Fate

The Science of Fate Book
Author : Hannah Critchlow
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2019-05-02
ISBN : 1473659302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'A truly fascinating - if unnerving - read' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Acute, mind-opening, highly accessible - this book doesn't just explain how our lives might pan out, it helps us live better' BETTANY HUGHES 'A humane and highly readable account of the neuroscience that underpins our ideas of free will and fate' PROFESSOR DAVID RUNCIMAN *** So many of us believe that we are free to shape our own destiny. But what if free will doesn't exist? What if our lives are largely predetermined, hardwired in our brains - and our choices over what we eat, who we fall in love with, even what we believe are not real choices at all? Neuroscience is challenging everything we think we know about ourselves, revealing how we make decisions and form our own reality, unaware of the role of our unconscious minds. Did you know, for example, that: * You can carry anxieties and phobias across generations of your family? * Your genes and pleasure and reward receptors in your brain will determine how much you eat? * We can sniff out ideal partners with genes that give our offspring the best chance of survival? Leading neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow draws vividly from everyday life and other experts in their field to show the extraordinary potential, as well as dangers, which come with being able to predict our likely futures - and looking at how we can alter what's in store for us. Lucid, illuminating, awe-inspiring The Science of Fate revolutionises our understanding of who we are - and empowers us to help shape a better future for ourselves and the wider world.

Switch On Your Brain

Switch On Your Brain Book
Author : Dr. Caroline Leaf
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2013-09-01
ISBN : 1441244646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.

Genes Brain Function and Behavior

Genes  Brain Function  and Behavior Book
Author : Douglas Wahlsten
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-03-01
ISBN : 0128128321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior offers a concise description of the nervous system that processes sensory input and initiates motor movements. It reviews how behaviors are defined and measured, and how experts decide when a behavior is perturbed and in need of treatment. Behavioral disorders that are clearly related to a defect in a specific gene are reviewed, and the challenges of understanding complex traits such as intelligence, autism and schizophrenia that involve numerous genes and environmental factors are explored. New methods of altering genes offer hope for treating or even preventing difficulties that arise in our genes. This book explains what genes are, what they do in the nervous system, and how this impacts both brain function and behavior. Presents essential background, facts, and terminology about genes, brain function, and behavior Builds clear explanations on this solid foundation while minimizing technical jargon Explores in depth several single-gene and chromosomal neurological disorders Derives lessons from these clear examples and highlights key lessons in boxes Examines the intricacies of complex traits that involve multiple genetic and environmental factors by applying lessons from simpler disorders Explains diagnosis and definition Includes a companion website with Powerpoint slides and images for each chapter for instructors and links to resources

The Perfect Fit Diet

The Perfect Fit Diet Book
Author : Lisa Sanders
Publisher : Rodale
Release : 2004-01-03
ISBN : 9781579546984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A physician specializing in the treatment of obesity explains how to create a customized weight-loss program that is tailored to each individual's lifestyle, medical profile, food preferences, satiety signals, and other personal factors that contribute to one's weight gain, along with sensible advice on how to control negative behavior patterns and keep weight off forever. 150,000 first printing. First serial, Prevention.

Inheritance

Inheritance Book
Author : Sharon Moalem
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2014-04-15
ISBN : 1455549452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives. Inheritance Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But Dr. Moalem's groundbreaking book shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than your ninth grade biology teacher ever imagined. By bringing us to the bedside of his unique and complex patients, he masterfully demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being. In the brave new world we're rapidly rocketing into, genetic knowledge has become absolutely crucial. Inheritance provides an indispensable roadmap for this journey by teaching you: -Why you may have recovered from the psychological trauma caused by childhood bullying-but your genes may remain scarred for life. -How fructose is the sugar that makes fruits sweet-but if you have certain genes, consuming it can buy you a one-way trip to the coroner's office. -Why ingesting common painkillers is like dosing yourself repeatedly with morphine-if you have a certain set of genes. -How insurance companies legally use your genetic data to predict the risk of disability for you and your children-and how that impacts the coverage decisions they make for your family. -How to have the single most important conversation with your doctor-one that can save your life. And finally: -Why people with rare genetic conditions hold the keys to medical problems affecting millions. In this trailblazing book, Dr. Moalem employs his wide-ranging and entertaining interdisciplinary approach to science and medicine-- explaining how art, history, superheroes, sex workers, and sports stars all help us understand the impact of our lives on our genes, and our genes on our lives. Inheritance will profoundly alter how you view your genes, your health--and your life.

Hacking Darwin

Hacking Darwin Book
Author : Jamie Metzl
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2019-04-23
ISBN : 1492670103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril." — Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, Hacking Darwin is the must read book about the future of our species for fans of Homo Deus and The Gene. After 3.8 billion years humankind is about to start evolving by new rules... From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives — sex, war, love, and death. At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race. Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?

Are We Slaves to our Genes

Are We Slaves to our Genes  Book
Author : Denis R. Alexander
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-10
ISBN : 1108426336
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genetic differences can influence differences in our human behaviours, but only occasionally undermine the reality of our free will.