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Cancer is NOT Genetic

“The myth of the all-powerful gene is based on flawed science that discounts the environmental context in which we and our genes exist.”

“The language that geneticists use often carries considerable ideological baggage. molecular biologists, as well as the press, use verbs like ‘control’, ‘plan’, or ‘determine’ when speaking about what genes or DNA do. These are all inappropriate because they assign far too active a role to DNA. The fact is that DNA DOESN’T DO ANYTHING; it is a remarkably inert molecule. It just sits in our cells and waits for other molecules to interact with it.”

“Relatively few diseases or disabilities are genetic; even fewer can be predicted, and most of the risks we and our families encounter are not biological at all.”

“I am belaboring this point [referring to hemoglobin synthesis] because it is usually ignored. When scientists talk about genes ‘for’ this or that molecule, trait, or disease they are being fanciful. At present [1993] there is little by way of theory by which they [biologists] could predict how, or whether, a certain mutation in a gene will affect a cell or oganism.”

In the above exerpts from Dr. Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald’s groundbreaking book, “Exploding the Gene Myth: How Genetic Information is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law Enforcers”, published in 1993, Professor Hubbard makes it clear that DNA doesn’t directly ‘do’ anything. She tells us how relatively few diseases are genetically-based. She makes it clear that there is little predictive capability about the impact of genetic mutations on the cell and orgasm.

If you would like to read more exerpts from this amazingly informative book, as well as learn why the fear of “genetic tendency for cancer” is simply not true, please read Appendix I in my book, “The Hidden Story of Cancer”. You can get a copy from http://www.brianpeskin.com.

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  1. April 26, 2010 at 2:03 am

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