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The Confidence Code - The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know by Katty Kay

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THE SCIENCE AND THE ART

We’d both received the emails, from Genomind and 23andMe, a few days apart, letting us know the results were in. They gathered digital dust in our inboxes for a while. We later laughed about the fact that we dragged our feet before summoning up the nerve to expose our genetic secrets, to the point that neither even mentioned to the other that we had emails and should get going.

Early on, when we were plowing away into all of the science, we’d thought testing our genes was such a great idea. But now, the unopened results seemed less fascinating than portentous. What if our genes suggested we had alarming weaknesses?

Finally, our sense of curiosity won out, and we scheduled phone consultations with the genetic experts ...

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