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An edition of The Gene (2016)

The Gene

An Intimate History

First Scribner trade paperback edition (1)
  • 4.21 ·
  • 14 Ratings
  • 135 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading
  • 19 Have read
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Brilliantly interweaving science, social history, and the story of his own family, Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee explains the science of genetics and confronts the extra- ordinary influence of heredity on our lives. With superb prose and an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson, and Franklin, and all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first-century innovators who are mapping the human genome. The Gene is also, crucially, a preparation for the moral complexity intro- duced by our ability to create or "write" a genome, and thus determine human fate. Riveting, majestic, revelatory, it is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity.
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The Gene: An Intimate History
2017, Large Print Press
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New York

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2016

Classifications

Library of Congress
RB155

The Physical Object

Format
Trade Paperback
Pagination
xi, 594p.
Number of pages
594

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26414526M
Internet Archive
geneintimatehist0000mukh_t2d2
ISBN 10
147673352X
ISBN 13
9781476733524
LCCN
2015039962
OCLC/WorldCat
953598434
amazon.co.uk_asin
147673352X
amazon.ca_asin
147673352X
Goodreads
59078481

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The Gene: An Intimate History is a book written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, an Indian-born American physician and oncologist. It was published on 17 May 2016 by Scribner. The book chronicles the history of the gene and genetic research, all the way from Aristotle to Crick, Watson and Franklin and then the 21st century scientists who mapped the human genome. The book discusses the power of genetics in determining people's well-being and traits. It delves into the personal genetic history of Siddhartha Mukherjee's family, including mental illness. However, it is also a cautionary message toward not letting genetic predispositions define a person or their fate, a mentality that the author says led to the rise of eugenics in history.

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