The Gene: An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History Author Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN-10 1476733503
ISBN-13 9781476733500
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladiesa magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjees own familywith its tragic and bewildering history of mental illnesscuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentationfrom Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way through the revolutionary twenty first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies Its hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassionAn extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master

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ISBN-10 9781476733531
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Pages 608

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