“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
Through the use of famous patients, characters, legends, history, anecdotes and stories, this site aims to introduce the subject of genetics by generating interest around the subject through well-known examples. For instance, those genetics disorders thought to lie behind the Vampire legends, those of the Werewolf and those inherited diseases that have changed history, such as the fall of the Russian Royal family or the loss of half of the British Empire. In this respect, the intention is not to shock people by painting disheartening pictures of severely disabled and deformed people, but to offer a live-and-let-live attitude. According to Darwin's theory, it is those members of the species who are most adaptible. Filled with hundreds of examples the reader is drawn into the workings of genetics through a curiosity about the genetic disorders with which well known historical figures and celebrities have had to contend. In many cases one could argue that gene defects themselves had major positive roles in some lives. One must not forget that as a species we are constantly evolving to our ever changing environment. In between the numerous stories and anecdotes it is hoped that you are drawn through the principles of genetics... perhaps even sparking some interests!
- Hardcover: 217 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc; 1 edition (25 Feb 2011)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1608769496
- ISBN-13: 978-1608769490