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David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us: New Insights Into Genetics, Talent, and IQ ("deeply interesting and important" - New York Times), The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game: A History of Chess ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a popular lecturer, a short-film director, and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com. He has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS. Shenk lives in Brooklyn, New York.


I was invited todayonto public radio's The Takeaway with the great John Hockenberry to discuss a new Nature Neuroscience studyfrom Emory University demonstrating that memories can be biologically inherited, via epigenetics, from parent to child and even to grandchild. For those of you already familiar with fourteen years of epigenetic studies, this is mostly just further proof that epigenetic i...

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The Genius in All of Us: Wh...
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The Immortal Game: A Histor...
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The Forgetting: Alzheimer's...
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Data Smog: Surviving the In...
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The Genius in All of Us: Ne...
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The End of Patience: Cautio...
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O Gênio em todos nós
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“You have to want it, want it so bad you will never give up, so bad that you are ready to sacrifice time, money, sleep, friendships, even your reputation,” he writes. “You will have to adopt a particular lifestyle of ambition, not just for a few weeks or months but for years and years and years. You have to want it so bad that you are not only ready to fail, but you actually want to experience failure: revel in it, learn from it.”
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