DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes (Paperback)

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“[An] important book.… Heine’s vibrant writing makes it come alive with personal significance for every reader.”—Carol Dweck, author of Mindset


Scientists expect one billion people to have their genomes sequenced by 2025. Yet cultural psychologist Steven J. Heine argues that, in trying to know who we are and where we come from, we’re likely to completely misinterpret what’s “in our DNA.” Heine’s fresh, surprising conclusions about the promise, and limits, of genetic engineering and DNA testing upend conventional thinking and reveal a simple, profound truth: your genes create life—but they do not control it.

About the Author


Steven J. Heine is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Social and Cultural Psychology at the University of British Columbia and author of Cultural Psychology, the top-selling textbook in the field. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Praise For…


An accessible contribution to what the author calls 'genetic literacy’ and a satisfyingly hard-edged work of popular science.
— Kirkus Reviews

Steven Heine is one of the leading cultural psychologists in the world.… a trustworthy guide through the moral minefield of genetic differences.
— Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

This brilliant, invaluable book sets straight crucial matters of heredity and environment and their interaction—and does so in lively and lucid prose.
— Richard Nisbett, author of Mindware


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393355802
ISBN-10: 0393355802
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English