"The concept that biology is destiny is one of the most pathological and toxic exaggerations to emerge during the entire scientific era. This hard-core materialistic view has been a kind of psychological enslavement that has pushed many people into nihilism and despair. In
Super Genes, Drs. Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi discuss new evidence that our genes are not our masters, but they respond in large measure to our choices and behaviors. The resulting view honors not just the body but mind and spirit as well - a vision that is as bright and hopeful as the old view was morbid and depressing.
Super Genes is an important book." (Larry Dossey, MD, author of
One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters)
Super Genes, Drs. Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi illustrate the interplay of nature and nurture using cutting edge genetic science and argue persuasively that adapting one's lifestyle can maximize the potential to transcend the inherited susceptibilities handed down to us from our parents." (James Gusella, PhD, director, Center for Human Genetic Research, Harvard Medical School)
"Once thought to be the domain of genes, the control of health and behavior is now dynamically linked to the environment, and more importantly,
our perception of the environment.
Super Genes, by Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi, is a paradigm-shattering synthesis of epigenetic science that offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the mechanisms by which consciousness and environment control our genetic activity. Drs. Chopra and Tanzi's contribution is a valuable resource that empowers us to become the masters of our fate rather than the 'victims' of our heredity." (Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, epigenetic scientist and best-selling author of
The Biology of Belief,
Spontaneous Evolution, and
The Honeymoon Effect)