DNA Is Not Destiny

The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

Steven J. Heine (Author, University of British Columbia)

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“[An] important book.… Heine’s vibrant writing makes it come alive with personal significance for every reader.”—Carol Dweck, author of Mindset

Scientists expect one billion people to have their genomes sequenced by 2025. Yet cultural psychologist Steven J. Heine argues that, in trying to know who we are and where we come from, we’re likely to completely misinterpret what’s “in our DNA.” Heine’s fresh, surprising conclusions about the promise, and limits, of genetic engineering and DNA testing upend conventional thinking and reveal a simple, profound truth: your genes create life—but they do not control it.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • August 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35580-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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Endorsements & Reviews

“An accessible contribution to what the author calls 'genetic literacy’ and a satisfyingly hard-edged work of popular science.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Steven Heine is one of the leading cultural psychologists in the world.… a trustworthy guide through the moral minefield of genetic differences.” — Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

“This brilliant, invaluable book sets straight crucial matters of heredity and environment and their interaction—and does so in lively and lucid prose.” — Richard Nisbett, author of Mindware

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