Tim Spector Identically Different

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Identically Different

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This title looks at how minor life events and the choices we make, as well as those made by our ancestors, fuse with our inherited genes to mould us into individuals. What makes you so different to your siblings? Why do you vote a certain way, remain faithful for twenty years, believe in God, or get cancer or depression?

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Tim Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and hon consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. He set up the Twins UK register in 1993, the largest of its kind in the world, which he continues to direct. He has won several academic awards and published more than 500 academic papers. He has appeared in numerous TV documentaries and is often consulted in British and international media on his team's cutting-edge research.

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It is provocative stuff, but all couched in the fresh and fast-paced style of popular science. * THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE * This science book guides us, via artful storytelling and ground breaking research using identical twins, to reconsider the flexibility and power of our genes. -- Ijeoma Onweluzo * THE LADY * It is a complex concept, but Spector drifts easily through difficult scientific explanations, offering lucid, easy-to-follow prose... a provocative read. * THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * Tim Spector's book turns genetics on its head. Lucid, surprising and with a very human face. It brings epigenetics alive. it is a great read! -- Michael Mosley

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