Adam's Curse: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Destiny
The inside story of the Y chromosome's fatal flaw, as told by one of the world's leading geneticists.By the nationally best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, Adam's Curse investigates the ultimate evolutionary crisis: a man-free future. How is it possible that the Y chromosome,... show more
The inside story of the Y chromosome's fatal flaw, as told by one of the world's leading geneticists.By the nationally best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, Adam's Curse investigates the ultimate evolutionary crisis: a man-free future. How is it possible that the Y chromosome, which separated the sexes and allowed humans to rise to the apex of the animal kingdom, also threatens to destroy sexual reproduction altogether? Bryan Sykes confronts recent advances in evolutionary theory to find the answers to the questions that inexorably follow: Is there a genetic cause for men's greed, aggression, and promiscuity? Could a male homosexual gene possibly exist? A must read for anyone interested in popular science, family genealogy, and today's infertility crisis, Adam's Curse provokes a shocking debate on the nature of sexual reproduction. 6 illustrations
Publish date: May 17th 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I really want to read The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry now!I always wish that I could write an amazing review, but it never seems to work out that way. The first 6 chapters (aside from chapter one, which was about the author's Y chromosome and family history ...
First thing first, I don't have a scientific background. I majored in human sciences (History and English Lit & Civilisation), and the only classes I've ever had about genetics were in my sophomore year in high school. Yet the subject holds quite some interest for me, and I was glad that I managed t...
Most of the book is a very interesting discussion of genetic research focusing on the male Y chromosome. In the later part of the book the author explores his controversial thesis that males are ultimately doomed because of the inability of the Y chromosome to repair itself through recombination. ...