Sharon Moalem

About

Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, is an award-winning scientist, physician, and New York Times bestselling author. He is a world-renowned expert in genetics and rare genetic conditions whose clinical research led to the discovery and description of two new rare genetic conditions. Dr. Moalem has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and is the cofounder of two biotechnology companies.

He has been awarded more than twenty-five patents worldwide for his inventions in human health and biotechnology. His scientific work led to his discovery of a first-in-class member of a novel type of antibiotic compound that addresses the paucity of available drugs for superbug infections caused by microorganisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

His work brings together evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest, as well as How Sex Works, The DNA Restart, and Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes, and The Better Half. His books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

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