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Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World

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Why would an arguably normal, healthy individual submit himself to hundreds of blood tests, body scans, brain scans, and other medical tests? Why would this same seemingly robust specimen have his DNA—and the DNA of his family—analyzed for genetically related diseases, as well as for genes that affect personality, intelligence, physical and mental abilities, and more—then publish the results for all to see? If you've heard the term "guinea pig journalism" and wondered what exactly it meant, you are about to learn the definition in ways you'll never forget.

In Experimental Man, award-winning journalist, public radio correspondent, and bestselling science author David Ewing Duncan puts every aspect of his physical makeup under the microscope. His mission, as perhaps the most tested healthy person in history, is to discover what cutting-edge medical technology can tell him, and us, about our future health; the effects of living in a toxin-soaked world; and how genes, proteins, personal behavior, and an often-hostile environment interact within our bodies.

Duncan begins by eating two servings of large fish in a single day and watching his blood-mercury level nearly triple overnight. He is relieved to discover that he is among the lucky humans with a genetic proclivity for expelling most mercury in a month or so. He goes on to examine evidence of hundreds of chemical exposures that occurred in his childhood in Kansas and later in life, and their impact on his health. In the end, he receives startling news about how long he might live based on his profile and an alleged "longevity gene."

A series of brain scans explains why Duncan is a writer and not a London cabbie; provides insights into his moods and emotions; and, perhaps, reveals whether he is an atheist or a true believer, or prefers hip-hop or Beethoven—but what can a brain scan tell him about consciousness and self-awareness?

Duncan is startled by a computer model that predicts he could have a heart attack by 2017, and nonplussed by a nutritionist who informs him his diet is not as healthy as he thinks. He investigates a bump on his kidney and provides a fascinating, organ-by-organ tour of himself as seen through a total body scan.

As a new age of personalized medicine dawns, these tests and more will soon be available to millions of people. But will knowing the intricate details of our physical condition now and in the future put our minds at ease or make us paranoid? Will this information be used against us at work and even in love? Experimental Man explores these and many other questions about health, medicine, and the nature of life in the twenty-first century.

The book Experimental Man is interactive with The Experimental Man Project Web site, which includes articles, news, a blog, tests you can take, and a complete download of David Ewing Duncan's data, presented section by section. Go to www.experimentalman.com.

Book News Annotation:

Journalist, radio correspondent, and noted science author Duncan takes readers along with him as he endures countless blood tests, brain scans, DNA analysis, and other tests to obtain a detailed profile of his true physical condition. This example of "guinea pig journalism" is both fascinating and thought-provoking because, in addition to detailing several aspects of his life and possible future (such as a computer model-generated prediction of a heart attack by 2017), it also deals with ethical and moral issues, health, medicine, and life in the 21st century. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

""David Ewing Duncan takes us on a deep, exhilarating dive into the hidden worlds of being human; both an erudite guide and an amazingly willing lab rat, Duncan has written a book that looks inward and outward at the same time: inward to the mysteries of the self, and outward to the horizon of our species' extraordinary, and sometimes alarming, future."" — Steven Johnson author of The Invention of Air

""Experimental is one of those rare books that, as soon as you pick it up, you say to yourself, why didn't I think of that? David Ewing Duncan has come up with a simple but elegant conceit that yields a rich trove of information and insight about how we live now."" — Michael Pollan author of The Omnivore's Dilemma

""Twenty years from now, David Duncan's pioneering grand experiment will become commonplace. Duncan is measuring how both genes and environmental chemicals affect our health by testing his own body. His self-experiment will inform, guide, and inspire the millions who will follow him in the great quest for truly personalized medicine. It's not often you get to read a book mailed back from the future, but the one you hold is just that: news from the year 2029."" — Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired and author of New Rules for the New Economy

""David Ewing Duncan may be the most thoroughly tested healthy human on the planet. He hits the mark with this bold journey into the emerging era of high-tech genomics and medicine for healthy people. After having his body poked and probed in every way, he pulls no punches in separating hype from reality, describing what this new knowledge has (and has not) meant for him, and conveying how these developments will reshape the way we see ourselves. Experimental Man is brilliant, provocative, timely . . . and a wonderful read."" — Gregory Stock, PhD, author of Redesigning Humans

""Experimental Man dares to ask 'Who am I?' in a way it's never been asked before. In that sense, it will change the way we construct the story of our self, blending biological diagnostics in with the now-familiar prisms of personal history and psychology. Through this new lens, we are all a Frankenstein."" — Po Bronson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do with My Life?

Synopsis:

Bestselling author David Ewing Duncan takes the ultimate high-tech medical exam, investigating the future impact of what's hidden deep inside all of us

David Ewing Duncan takes ""guinea pig"" journalism to the cutting edge of science, building on award-winning articles he wrote for Wired and National Geographic, in which he was tested for hundreds of chemicals and genes associated with disease, emotions, and other traits. Expanding on these tests, he examines his genes, environment, brain, and body, exploring what they reveal about his and his family's future health, traits, and ancestry, as well as the profound impact of this new self-knowledge on what it means to be human.

David Ewing Duncan (San Francisco, CA) is the Chief Correspondent of public radio's Biotech Nation and a frequent commentator on NPR's Morning Edition. He is a contributing editor to Portfolio, Discover, and Wired and a columnist for Portfolio. His books include the international bestseller Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year (978-0-380-79324-2). He is a former special producer and correspondent for ABC's Nightline, and appears regularly on CNN and programs such as Today and Good Morning America.

About the Author

DAVID EWING DUNCAN is the Chief Correspondent on public radio's Biotech Nation and a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition. He's a contributing editor and columnist for Conde Nast Portfolio, and a former contributing editor for Discover and Wired. He was a freelance producer and correspondent for ABC's Nightline and a correspondent with NOVA. He has written for National Geographic, Fortune, the Atlantic, Harper's, and many others. He's the author of several books, including Calendar, an international bestseller published in 19 languages. He is the Director of the Center for Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley and is a sought-after speaker. He has won numerous awards, including an AAAS Science Journalism Award.

Table of Contents

Experimental Man Index.

Introduction.

A fish and mercury story.

Your host.

Checkup with my internist (the plan and three rules).

1. GENES.

Not a genetic virgin.

Predicting the future.

I’m doomed. Or not.

A tale of two brothers.

My gene pool (mother, father, brother and daughter).

Rollo the Viking and me.

My dinosaur DNA.

You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.

Genes-‘r’ us.

Ready for prime time?

2. ENVIRONMENT.

Light my fire.

Three-thousand-mile trail of blood.

Idyllic childhood in Kansas, except for the toxic waste dump.

Hotspot on the Hudson.

Whose body burden?

Do my genes protect me?

Immortal cells bathed in mercury.

The rise of envirogenetics.

3. BRAIN.

The incredible shrinking brain.

Remembering the moon over the mountain, forget the blonde.

A brain half my age.

High anxiety and the saber-toothed editor.

Does my brain believe in God?

Greed, gambling, and why my brain loves Dodgeball, the movie.

Building a new superbrain.

Meta-neuroscience and the elusive whole.

4. BODY.

Prediction: Heart attack in 2017?

Raging Lipids.

Bumps on my kidneys. …oh no!

Life at 122 (the gene that regulates forever).

Epilogue: Eternity.

Experimental Children.

Acknowledgments.

Notes.

Glossary.

Experimental Man Online.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470176788
Author:
Duncan, David Ewing
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
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General
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Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
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Health Risk Assessment
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Diseases - General
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Medical genetics
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Environmental health
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General science
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genetic testing
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DNA -- Testing.
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Genetic Analysis
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Genome.
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Human genome
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chemical testing
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Chemical analysis
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cellular analysis
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disease testing
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Disease prevention
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human experiments
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experimental science
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Environmental damage
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guinea pig journalism
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Biotech Nation
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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David Ewing Duncan, genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic analysis, genome, human genome, chemical testing, chemical analysis, cellular analysis, disease testing, disease prevention, human experiments, experimental science, environmental damage, guinea pi
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Human Physiology
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Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
370
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 in

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Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World New Hardcover
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""David Ewing Duncan takes us on a deep, exhilarating dive into the hidden worlds of being human; both an erudite guide and an amazingly willing lab rat, Duncan has written a book that looks inward and outward at the same time: inward to the mysteries of the self, and outward to the horizon of our species' extraordinary, and sometimes alarming, future."" — Steven Johnson author of The Invention of Air

""Experimental is one of those rare books that, as soon as you pick it up, you say to yourself, why didn't I think of that? David Ewing Duncan has come up with a simple but elegant conceit that yields a rich trove of information and insight about how we live now."" — Michael Pollan author of The Omnivore's Dilemma

""Twenty years from now, David Duncan's pioneering grand experiment will become commonplace. Duncan is measuring how both genes and environmental chemicals affect our health by testing his own body. His self-experiment will inform, guide, and inspire the millions who will follow him in the great quest for truly personalized medicine. It's not often you get to read a book mailed back from the future, but the one you hold is just that: news from the year 2029."" — Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired and author of New Rules for the New Economy

""David Ewing Duncan may be the most thoroughly tested healthy human on the planet. He hits the mark with this bold journey into the emerging era of high-tech genomics and medicine for healthy people. After having his body poked and probed in every way, he pulls no punches in separating hype from reality, describing what this new knowledge has (and has not) meant for him, and conveying how these developments will reshape the way we see ourselves. Experimental Man is brilliant, provocative, timely . . . and a wonderful read."" — Gregory Stock, PhD, author of Redesigning Humans

""Experimental Man dares to ask 'Who am I?' in a way it's never been asked before. In that sense, it will change the way we construct the story of our self, blending biological diagnostics in with the now-familiar prisms of personal history and psychology. Through this new lens, we are all a Frankenstein."" — Po Bronson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do with My Life?

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Bestselling author David Ewing Duncan takes the ultimate high-tech medical exam, investigating the future impact of what's hidden deep inside all of us

David Ewing Duncan takes ""guinea pig"" journalism to the cutting edge of science, building on award-winning articles he wrote for Wired and National Geographic, in which he was tested for hundreds of chemicals and genes associated with disease, emotions, and other traits. Expanding on these tests, he examines his genes, environment, brain, and body, exploring what they reveal about his and his family's future health, traits, and ancestry, as well as the profound impact of this new self-knowledge on what it means to be human.

David Ewing Duncan (San Francisco, CA) is the Chief Correspondent of public radio's Biotech Nation and a frequent commentator on NPR's Morning Edition. He is a contributing editor to Portfolio, Discover, and Wired and a columnist for Portfolio. His books include the international bestseller Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year (978-0-380-79324-2). He is a former special producer and correspondent for ABC's Nightline, and appears regularly on CNN and programs such as Today and Good Morning America.

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