It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick by Greg Gibson
FT Press; 1 edition | January 3, 2009 | English | ISBN: 013713746X | 208 pages | PDF | 653 KB
Human beings have astonishing genetic vulnerabilities. More than half of us will die from complex diseases that trace directly to those vulnerabilities, and the modern world we’ve created places us at unprecedented risk from them. In It Takes a Genome, Greg Gibson posits a revolutionary new hypothesis: Our genome is out of equilibrium, both with itself and its environment. Simply put, our genes aren’t coping well with modern culture.