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It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick by Greg Gibson

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The Genetic Tightrope of the Mind

What possible good can come of genes that would plunge a person into such depths of darkness that he would want to take his own life? How can we understand why millions of housewives, having chosen to devote their best years to the hopeful raising of wonderful children, nevertheless begin each day with sheer dread at the thought of making breakfast and feel the terrible burden of sadness take over from there? Why do our genes let that happen? And why must genes be responsible for all the children who are so full of anxiety that they cannot converse with their parents, let alone the world at large? How is it that an evolutionary process that has given us Michelangelo and Beethoven, Einstein and Shakespeare, nevertheless ...

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