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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Moalem Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on or off?

Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today.

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.

Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth and, especially, what that means for us. Listen to it. You're already living it.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scarlett | 2/5/2014

    " Fun with genetics! Written in a fun style that makes it very approachable to the laymen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 2/4/2014

    " This was just OK. A quick look at new scientific advances in the field of genetics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzie Quint | 2/4/2014

    " I enjoyed this tremendously. A provocative book that is on the cutting edge of gene research. Written for the layman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angel | 2/1/2014

    " Very interesting look into evolution and how it is viewed by scientists and the general population, and how that leads to misconceptions and refusal of new ideas and theories. "

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