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Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem
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Jul 29, 2011

really liked it

Read alongside multiple neuroscience papers, which also included several theories concerning evolutionary patterns, I felt that Dr. Moalem's commentary on disease causing alleles (and their proliferation) gave insight to the layman and the academe who may potentially travel down this road of study later in life.

On a personal note, the epigenetics chapter was bewildering. I knew of methylation and DNA imprinting, but the fact that there can be "instantaneous evolution" is shocking.

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