Living With Our Genes: The Groundbreaking Book About the Science of Personality, Behavior, and Genetic Destiny by Dean H. HamerLiving With Our Genes: The Groundbreaking Book About the Science of Personality, Behavior, and Genetic Destiny by Dean H. Hamer

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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 ProzacLiving 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

About The Author

DR. DEAN HAMER is a preeminent geneticist and author of The Science of Desire, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Living with Our Genes. Together with his scientific collaborators at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, he has authored more than one hundred articles for popular and academic...
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Title:Living With Our Genes: The Groundbreaking Book About the Science of Personality, Behavior, and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.3 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:February 16, 1999Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Do you ever wonder why we do the things we do? Here’s some current information about the correlation between our DNA and our behaviour. Living With Our Genes explains how much of our behaviour – what we eat and weigh, drinking or drug abuse, how often we have sex – is linked to our genes. Molecular geneticist Dean Hamer sheds light on various aspects of our personalities, including shyness, aggression and depression.