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Published: 12 October 2006

304 Pages | halftones & line illus.

ISBN: 9780192806833

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Why Our World No Longer Fits Our Bodies

Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson

  • A fascinating look at the consequences of living in an era when our human behaviour has outstripped classical Darwinian processes.
  • Encompasses epigenetics, evolutionary biology, and perinatal medicine.
  • The rapidly increasing incidence of 'lifestyle' diseases is cause for much concern in the developed world - the authors take a forward-looking perspective on the future of clinical medicine.
  • Provides an accessible account of the interplay of genes and the environment - one of the most exciting areas of research in biology today.
  • With a foreword by Sir Robert Winston.

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