Survival of the Sickest
A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need DiseaseDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
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" 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. Read it. You're already living it.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2007