David Shenk is the national bestselling author of five previous books, including The Forgetting ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.
A new study of identical twins confirms that genetics are a poor predictor of disease. It's yet another indicator of how the public needs to understand genes as knobs and switches rather than blueprints. Here's my piece at The Atlantic.