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The Better Half : On the Genetic Superiority of Women

Moalem, Sharon Dr.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: March 25, 2021
ISBN: 9780241396896
288 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

An award-winning physician and scientist makes the case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life’A powerful antidote to the myth of a “weaker sex”‘ Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain

From birth, genetic females are better at fighting viruses, infections and cancer. They do better at surviving epidemics and famines. They live longer, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours.

These are the facts; they are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why? And why are we taught the opposite?Drawing on his wide-ranging experience and cutting-edge research as a medic, geneticist and specialist in rare diseases, Dr Sharon Moalem reveals how the answer lies in our genetics: the female’s double XX chromosomes offer a powerful survival advantage. And he calls for a long-overdue reconsideration of our one-size-fits-all view of the body and medicine – a view that still frames women through the lens of men.

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