Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2014

248 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199393930

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The Compatibility Gene

How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves

Daniel Davis

  • A shocking amount of who we are and what we do is directly influenced by the way we have evolved to survive disease.
  • The complex roles that the compatibility genes play suggest that seemingly different aspects of our behavior might be fundamentally connected.
  • This book deals with current controversial topics such as personalized medicine and personal genetics.
  • The narrative contains several human-interest stories that bring to life patients who have survived disease due lucky inheritances of compatibility genes, as well as the scientists who made the critical breakthroughs in the discovery of these genes.
  • Davis is the winner of the Oxford University Press/Times Higher Education Supplement Science Writing Prize (2000). He has written for Scientific American magazine and done numerous interviews for many magazines and newspapers, including NPR, the Times, and the Guardian.

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