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Living with our genes: why they matter more than you think

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Publisher:
Doubleday,
Pub. Date:
c1998.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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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
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