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The Resource The better half : on the genetic superiority of women, Sharon Moalem

The better half : on the genetic superiority of women, Sharon Moalem

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The better half : on the genetic superiority of women
Title
The better half
Title remainder
on the genetic superiority of women
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Sharon Moalem
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Language
eng
Summary
Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. They have stronger immune systems. They're better at fighting cancer and surviving famine, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. They are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why is this? And why are we taught the opposite? To find out, Dr. Sharon Moalem drew on his own medical experiences - treating premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit; recruiting the elderly for neurogenetic studies; tending to HIV-positive orphans in Thailand - and tried to understand why in every instance men were consistently less likely to thrive. The answer, he discovered, lies in our genetics: two X chromosomes offer a powerful survival advantage. With clear, captivating prose that weaves together eye-opening research, case studies, diverse examples ranging from the behaviour of honeybees to American pioneers, as well as experiences from his personal life and his own patients, Moalem explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resiliency, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more
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Moalem, Sharon
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Longevity
  • Medical genetics
Target audience
adult
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The better half : on the genetic superiority of women, Sharon Moalem
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251453182
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241434840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Label
The better half : on the genetic superiority of women, Sharon Moalem
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251453182
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241434840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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