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'A tart, funny and fascinating confection about emerging evolutionary understanding of illness.' The Guardian
'Groundbreaking and absorbing.' Closer
'…an entertaining journey through evolutionary medicine.' New Scientist
'This is a revolutionary and engaging exploration of our evolutionary history'. The Herald
'Insightful and accessible.' The Good Book Guide
'Smart, entertaining and informative.' Lifescape
‘This excellent book deserves a place in every lending library in the land.’ The Oldie--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Sharon Moalem has a Ph.D. in the emerging fields of neurogenetics and evolutionary medicine. His research has discovered a new genetic association for familial Alzheimer disease. He has also published on the adaptive advantages of the genetic mutations that cause Hemochromatosis. He continues to work as a researcher while finishing his medical training at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
An interesting book with some new and some old examples of evolutionary traits that have persisted to help protect us from disease despite causing problems at other times. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. R. H. Webber
Really enjoyed this book. It had me asking questions and checking details as I read. Good job it was an e book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Phil Edward
My teenage daughter recommended this book because she found it so interesting and informative about our body and health issues.Published 19 months ago by Mrs MD Cohen
This book has given me a real interest in genetics, it is a fascinating subject. The authors make it easy to understand.Published on 26 May 2013 by Jennifer Pols