Inheritance – Dr Sharon Moalem
A fascinating book looking at genetics and how they are impacted by our families, environment and lifestyle – and equally how how they change our lives.
There’s plenty of science and explanations relating to our genetics but also how we hold so many secrets about the past and how this will influence the future for us. From obesity to repetitive strain, our way of living and the connection to our history and origin is so interesting. Understanding the human journey and how we are “genetic migrants” helps to consider the importance of humanity and how we link at a fundamental level. The balance of nature and nurture is evident whether for good or bad.
For anyone working with children, families – or indeed people, this book is an eye opener. As a parent, knowing the impact you can have through the choices you make is incredibly important.