Geneticist Sharon Moalem on the influences of gene inheritance

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 1 August 2014

Sharon Moalem is an award winning geneticist, scientist and New York Times bestselling author. His work focusses on bringing together genetics, biology, and medicine to explain how the human body works. His latest book titled Inheritance (published by Sceptre) reveals how genetic breakthroughs are transforming our understanding of the world, and of ourselves. With advances in science and medicine - can the cancer gene carried in your bloodline, or your pre-disposition to mental health issues be stopped in its tracks? Sharon Moalem, a lead researcher of human genetics, health and inheritance, gives examples of how research can be used to help some people take control of their medical destiny.