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Author Moore, David Scott, 1960-

Title The dependent gene : the fallacy of "nature vs. nurture" / David S. Moore.

Publication Info. New York : Times Books, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  576.53 M78    Check Shelf
Edition lst edition.
Description vi, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Note "A W.H. Freeman Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-302) and index.
Contents From Aristotle's wonder to a fork in the road : the wrenching of genetics from development -- What Galton's eugenics has wrought : behavior genetics and heritability -- Listening to twins : a critique of twin studies -- Dependent genes : essential biology and DNA -- Running noses, smelling feet : a primer on embryology -- Brain basics : some revelations of developmental neuroscience -- A turtle in the shade : the development of sexual characteristics -- The Dutch Hungerwinter and The cat in the hat : how prenatal environments affect our traits -- Chicken shoes and monkey foods : the not-so-subtle effects of some very subtle postnatal experiences -- Tornadoes, stars, and human beings : the developmental systems perspective -- The modern synthesis : what mother nature selects -- Legacies : how we get our environments -- On big muscles and facial hair : reconsidering "inherited," "acquired," and "innate" -- The fetal ape : consequences of integrating development and evolution -- When cows fly : the full-blown demise of genetic determinism -- Budging The bell curve : implications for education -- Finding the cost of freedom : complexity and responsibility -- Medical marvels : implications for genetic and environmental therapies -- Owning cloning : implications for new reproductive technologies.
Subject Nature and nurture.
Genotype-environment interaction.
Genotype-environment interaction.
Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation (Physiology)
Developmental Biology.
Genetics -- Behavioral.
Genetics -- Medical.
Social Environment.
ISBN 0716740249
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