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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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8. Genetic normality

height and weight How tall and heavy we are is a function of thousands of genes, each with polymorphisms that have very small effects.

pigmentation A handful of genes suggest red hair and blue eyes, but on the whole human pigmentation is as genetically complex as any other trait.

the God gene Be wary of suggestions that God is in your genes, but don’t be surprised if spirituality is.

a few words about IQ Why it is wrong to assume that genetic variation within groups implies that genes guide differences between them.

on being human Selection and drift have shaped the evolution of the entire human genome, and it is an ongoing process.

the adolescent genome revisited Fact and fiction in understanding the origins of disease. ...

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