Rudy Tanzi and Deepak Chopra Are Teaming Up for Another New Book
— Dr. Rudy Tanzi (@RudyTanzi) May 10, 2015
Recent TIME 100 honoree and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Mass General, Rudolph (Rudy) Tanzi, met his friend and co-author of Super Brain, Deepak Chopra, in the bathroom of a TEDMED conference. (True story.) The wildly popular book showed readers how to unlock the secrets of the brain in order to live healthier and happier lives. Now, the duo is collaborating on a new book, called Super Genes.
Set to launch November 10, the new book aims to showcase the lifestyle changes you can make to improve your life—despite the genes you were born with.
“You are not simply the sum output of your genome,” Chopra and Tanzi write. “You are the user and inventor of your genome.”
The description of the book is as follows:
For years it was accepted knowledge that genes were fixed components of our bodies, and that we as individuals were incapable of altering our genetic make-up. Yet groundbreaking research suggests that changes in lifestyle and diet can greatly influence our genetic predispositions to disease and certain physical and psychological behaviours. Moreover, the adoption of ancient Vedic practices such as yoga and meditation can create genetic mutations that allow us to lead longer and healthier lives. Super Genes includes meditation and breathing practical exercises, as well as information on how to manage risk factors for disease. Combining scientific research with insights from ancient traditions, Chopra and Tanzi show how we need not be at the mercy of our genetic inheritance. Instead, they argue, we have the power to rewire our super genes for health and happiness.
When Tanzi isn’t working in his lab on Alzheimer’s research or co-authoring books with Deepak Chopra, you can find him jamming out on a keyboard with his buddy, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. Currently, he’s in the lab focusing on identifying the gene mutations associated with the disease and translating that information into drug discovery.
To pre-order, click here.