The Divine Code of Life: Awaken Your Genes and Discover Hidden Talents, by Kazuo Murakami. For many years, genes have been thought of as immutable: “You can’t change, it’s hereditary” was the mantra. But studies now show that genes are functioning and changing, every minute, every second. According to The Divine Code of Life, dormant genes have the potential to “wake up” and transform personality and outlook. The book shows how mental and emotional factors — negatives like stress and positives like excitement, joy, gratitude, and spirituality — are also involved in switching genes on or off. Drawing on recent scientific research and the author’s own observations, this book shows that humans can bring forth their talents at any age. How? Dr. Murakami argues that a positive outlook can turn on the genes that are necessary to bring happiness and success into anyone’s life and turn off the bad genes. He calls this process "genetic thinking" — a science-based approach to controlling the genes by cultivating enthusiasm and inspiration.