I am Sharon Moalem, physician, scientist, and author of Survival of the Sickest, How Sex Works, and Inheritance. AMA!
Hey reddit, my name is Sharon Moalem. I’m a physician and scientist that specializes in rare diseases, genetics and am also the author of the bestselling books Survival of the Sickest and How Sex Works.
My new book “Inheritance: Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes” came out this week. The book outlines my research into epigenetics and flexible inheritance -- the idea that our genome is not fixed at birth, but ever changing from our experiences.
Right now, whether you are seated at your desk sipping a coffee, slumped into a recliner at home, riding a stationary bike at the gym, or orbiting the planet on the International Space Station, your DNA is being constantly modified. We've always known that our genes shape our lives. But we're learning now that our lives shape our genes. Which makes we do and experience in our lives even more important.
It is changing everything we thought we knew about biology and I’m excited to field all your questions! AMA
Thanks to everyone - it's been a lot of fun! Have to go now but will try to be back later for a few more q's.