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DNA Is Not Destiny

The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

Steven J. Heine



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21 August 2018
Scientists expect one billion people to have their genomes sequenced by 2025. Yet cultural psychologist Steven J. Heine argues that, in trying to know who we are and where we come from, we're likely to completely misinterpret what's in our DNA. Heine's fresh, surprising conclusions about the promise, and limits, of genetic engineering and DNA testing upend conventional thinking and reveal a simple, profound truth: your genes create life-but they do not control it.
By:   Steven J. Heine
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   275g
ISBN:   9780393355802
ISBN 10:   0393355802
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   21 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

This brilliant, invaluable book sets straight crucial matters of heredity and environment and their interaction-and does so in lively and lucid prose. -- Richard Nisbett, author of Mindware Steven Heine is one of the leading cultural psychologists in the world... a trustworthy guide through the moral minefield of genetic differences. -- Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind An accessible contribution to what the author calls `genetic literacy' and a satisfyingly hard-edged work of popular science. -- Kirkus Reviews

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