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The Resource DNA is not destiny : the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes, Steven J. Heine

DNA is not destiny : the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes, Steven J. Heine

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DNA is not destiny : the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes
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DNA is not destiny
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the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes
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Steven J. Heine
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eng
Summary
"Do you fear what might be lurking in your DNA? Well, now you can find out, and you most likely will. Scientists expect one billion people to have their genomes sequenced by 2025, and as the price drops it may even become a standard medical procedure. Yet cultural psychologist Steven J. Heine argues that the first thing we'll do upon receiving our DNA test results is to misinterpret them completely. We've become accustomed to breathless media coverage about newly discovered "cancer" or "IQ" or "infidelity" genes, each one promising a deeper understanding of what makes us tick. But as Heine shows, most of these claims are oversimplified and overhyped misinterpretations of how our DNA really works. With few exceptions, it is a complex combination of experience, environment, and genetics that determines who we are, how we behave, and what diseases will afflict us in the future. 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 biases--switch-thinking, essentialism, fatalism, negativity dominance, and more--that mold our thinking about the information we receive. Heine shares his research--and his own genome-sequencing results--not only to set the record straight regarding what your genes actually reveal about your health, intelligence, ethnic identity, and family, but also to 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 life--but they do not control it."--Jacket
Summary
A leading cultural psychologist challenges current understandings about the role of DNA in health, drawing on his own genome sequencing results to explain what genes can actually tell us and why psychological biases can render people vulnerable to media hype
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10558701
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 572.8/6
  • 616.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.H45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-331) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
How genes make you who you are -- Your genes, your soul? -- The oracle at 23andMe : genetic testing and disease -- Born this way : thinking about gender and sexual orientation -- Race and ancestry : how our genes connect and divide us -- Essences and the seductive allure of eugenics -- A brave new world : engineering better essences -- Harnessing our essentialist impulses : how should we think about genes?
Control code
5857403
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780393244083
Lccn
2017000693
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)ocn951070198
  • (OCoLC)951070198
Label
DNA is not destiny : the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes, Steven J. Heine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How genes make you who you are -- Your genes, your soul? -- The oracle at 23andMe : genetic testing and disease -- Born this way : thinking about gender and sexual orientation -- Race and ancestry : how our genes connect and divide us -- Essences and the seductive allure of eugenics -- A brave new world : engineering better essences -- Harnessing our essentialist impulses : how should we think about genes?
Control code
5857403
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780393244083
Lccn
2017000693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951070198
  • (OCoLC)951070198

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