Adam's Curse: A Future Without Men

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W. W. Norton, 2005 - Science - 320 pages
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By the nationally best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, Adam's Curse investigates the ultimate evolutionary crisis: a man-free future. How is it possible that the Y chromosome, which separated the sexes and allowed humans to rise to the apex of the animal kingdom, also threatens to destroy sexual reproduction altogether? Bryan Sykes confronts recent advances in evolutionary theory to find the answers to the questions that inexorably follow: Is there a genetic cause for men's greed, aggression, and promiscuity? Could a male homosexual gene possibly exist? A must read for anyone interested in popular science, family genealogy, and today's infertility crisis, Adam's Curse provokes a shocking debate on the nature of sexual reproduction.

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

Sykes has lost me in the first chapter. Yes, it's pretty impressive that so many men named Sykes have the same Y chromosone. But to say that therefore 99% of the wives had no other sexual contact is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaydynomite -

An informative book told in an amusing anecdotal style. Perfect for the biologist chemist or DNA enthusiast Sykes second book manages to teach without being too technical and strives to entertain without sounding foolish. It is a quick read for anyone with a basic introduction to genetics. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Bryan Sykes is professor of genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University & was the editor of "The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, & Evolution".

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