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Author De Duve, Christian.

Title Genetics of original sin : the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity / Christian de Duve with Neil Patterson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press ; Paris : Éditions Odile Jacob, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    576.8 DED    DUE 06-10-19
Description xxvii, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Note Translation of: Génétique du péché originel: le poids du passé sur l'avenir de la vie. 2009.
"Published in association with Éditions Odile Jacob"--P. preceding t.p.
Includes index.
Contents Foreword / by Edward O. Wilson -- pt. I. The history of life on earth. The unity of life -- The origin of life -- The evolution of life -- pt. II. The mechanisms of life. Metabolism -- Reproduction -- Development -- Natural selection -- Other evolutionary mechanisms -- pt. III. The human adventure. The emergence of humans -- Making the human brain -- Shaping our genes -- The cost of success -- Original sin -- pt. IV. The challenges of the future. Option 1 : do nothing -- Option 2 : improve our genes -- Option 3 : rewire the brain -- Option 4 : call on religions -- Option 5 : protect the environment -- Option 6 : give women a chance -- Option 7 : control population -- Epilogue.
Summary Increasingly absorbed in recent years by advances in our understanding of the origin of life, evolutionary history, and the advent of human kind, eminent biologist Christian de Duve has pondered the future of life on this planet. Focusing on the process of natural selection, de Duve explores the inordinate and now dangerous rise of humankind.--[book jacket]
Subject Life -- Origin.
Natural selection.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Evolutionary psychology.
Evolution (Biology)
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
Life (Biology)
Added Author Patterson, Neil.
Added Title Génétique du péché originel. English
ISBN 9780300165074 (alk. paper)
0300165072 (alk. paper)
9780300182729 (pbk.)
0300182724 (pbk.)

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