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"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 ...
"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?
A fish and mercury story.
Checkup with my internist (the plan and three rules).
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.
Ready for prime time?
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.
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.
Prediction: Heart attack in 2017?
Bumps on my kidneys. …oh no!
Life at 122 (the gene that regulates forever).
Experimental Man Online.
Posted April 15, 2009