Our Genes Our Choices

Written By David Goldman
Our Genes  Our Choices
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 18 May 2012
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Our Genes Our Choices written by David Goldman which was release on 18 May 2012, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

Our Genes Our Choices

Our Genes  Our Choices
  • Author : David Goldman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-18
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : 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 ...

Our Genes Our Choices

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : A three-part series on PBS, which features Fred Friendly Seminars on genetic testing with an ethical, social, legal, and economic implications....

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  • Author : Triveni P. Shukla
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2014-09-10
  • Total pages : 506
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Morehouse Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : A non-technical examination of the ethical, religious, legal, psychological, and spiritual issues surrounding genetic testing....

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  • Author : Reuben Ray
  • Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
  • Release Date : 2019-10-20
  • Total pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : In Some Choice, America's leading commentator on health law and bioethics, George J. Annas, demonstrates that in contemporary medicine there is seldom a meaningful choice to be made by the patient; the important choices have been made by others. The illusion of choice perversely fosters complacency and prevents us from ...

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  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release Date : 2004-01-03
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : **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 ...

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  • Author : Denis R. Alexander
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : There is a common misconception that our genomes - all unique, except for those in identical twins - have the upper hand in controlling our destiny. The latest genetic discoveries, however, do not support that view. Although genetic variation does influence differences in various human behaviours to a greater or ...

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  • Author : Ann Finney Batiza
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Total pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : Examines how technology has transformed the study of genetics and how researchers are using computers to analyze genes and genomes in human health, disease, and development. Discusses how this research is being used to develop cures for some diseases and to learn how to prevent them....

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  • Author : Mark My Words
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-14
  • Total pages : 818
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : The Theory of Evolution proves that God exists.The inability of the Theory of Evolution to meet its burden of proof - the fact that no part of its denials have ever been experienced or observed or verified in the wild or in the lab - points us towards some ...

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  • Author : Nita Farahany
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-16
  • Total pages : 540
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : New discoveries from neuroscience and behavioral genetics are besieging criminal law. Novel scientific perspectives on criminal behavior could transform the criminal justice system and yet are being introduced in an ad hoc and often ill-conceived manner. Bringing together experts across multiple disciplines, including geneticists, neuroscientists, philosophers, policymakers, and legal scholars, ...

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  • Author : Kenneth R. Pelletier
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : Our biology is no longer destiny. Our genes respond to everything we do, according to the revolutionary new science of epigenetics. In other words, our inherited DNA doesn’t rigidly determine our health and disease prospects as the previous generation of geneticists believed. Especially in the last ten years, scientists ...

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  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-11-10
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780123969521
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Summary : Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations provided the first, most influential and lasting explanation of the workings of modern economics. But with his focus on "the market" as the best mechanism for producing and distributing the necessities of life, Smith's concepts only told part of the story, leading to flawed ...