DNA Is Not Destiny

DNA Is Not Destiny

The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship Between You and your Genes

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aOne of the world's leading cultural psychologists debunks the hype surrounding DNA testing and puts to rest our mistaken anxieties about our genes. --So why do we continue to buy into the belief that our genes control our destiny? Heine argues that we are psychologically ill equipped to deal with DNA results, repeatedly falling into predictable biases7switch-thinking, essentialism, fatalism, negativity dominance, and more7that mold our thinking about the information we receive. Heine shares his research7and his own genome-sequencing results7to not only to set the record straight regarding what your genes actually reveal about your health, intelligence, ethnic identity, and family, but to also help you counteract these insidious cognitive traps. His 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 life7but they do not control it.
Publisher: New York : W.W . Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0393244091 (electronic bk.)
9780393244090 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 572.86 HEI
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jul 07, 2017

This book is a very good read. As Amazon has already commented, it will debunk a lot of the mystery of the medical part of DNA testing. It is straight-forward writing and pertinent to the subject. This sort of book is sorely needed as DNA testing continues to evolve.


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