The symphony of the living: How Epigenetics Will Change Your Life, by Joel de Rosnay...
Les Liens qui libèrent, March 7, 2018
Jn recent years, science has explained that we are programmed by our genetic make-up. However, in light of recent research, scientists are revising their theory. The new revolution in biology, called epigenetics, shows that your daily behaviour - what you eat, the exercise you do, your resistance to stress, the lifestyle you adopt - will inhibit or activate some of your genes. You are like the conductor of a symphony, co-author of your life, your health, your balance.
Joël de Rosnay recounts this revolution and its repercussions on the "living". He also gives a lot of advice on how to take care of your personal environment and thus stay healthy. Moreover, he extends this notion, based on the interdependence between the individual and the environment, to society as a whole. It lays the foundations for tomorrow's world by imagining the transition from a representative to a participatory democracy, and urges the new generations to be less competitive and more optimistic. It describes committed citizens at all levels of decision-making (political, economic, societal...) and the advent of a more collaborative and "circular" economy.
This fundamental book is intended to encourage the reader to reflect on the impact of this major revolution in the way he builds his personal life and decides on future societal developments.
Joël de Rosnay,D., is an advisor to the President of Universcience and Executive Chairman of Biotics International. A former researcher and teacher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of biology and computer science, he was Director of Research Applications at the Institut Pasteur. He is the author of numerous best-sellers, including Je cherche à comprendre, Surfer la vie (Les Liens qui Libèrent), Le Macroscope (Seuil) and 2020: les scénarios du futur (Fayard).