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By Bryan Sykes

The inside of tale of the Y chromosome's deadly flaw, as advised through one of many world's top geneticists.

Male reproductive fragility has been the topic of a lot hugely publicized contemporary study. Is it attainable, requested the New York Times, that males face extinction? Bryan Sykes examines the validity of those surprising stories, concentrating on the defining attribute of guys: the Y chromosome of their DNA. Guiding his readers via chapters like "The Blood of Vikings" and "Ribbons of Life," Sykes masterfully blends normal historical past with medical truth, elucidating the biology of sexual replica, sleek genetics, and evolutionary biology. He finds that, whereas the Y chromosome makes man's life attainable, it additionally includes inside of it the seeds of his destruction. well timed and interesting, this significant paintings covers a wealth of debatable issues, together with even if there's a genetic reason for male greed, aggression, and promiscuity; the potential life of a male gay gene; and what, if whatever, could be performed to avoid wasting males from a gradual, yet yes, extinction.

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