The Gene: An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History Author Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN-10 147673352X
ISBN-13 9781476733524
Year 2017-05-02
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 author of The Emperor of All Maladiesa fascinating history of the gene and a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick Elle Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010 That achievement was evidently just a warm up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene An Intimate History in which he braids science history and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost The New York Times In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories and swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness surprising vulnerability and occasional flashes of pure poetry The Washington Post Throughout the story of Mukherjees own familywith its tragic and bewildering history of mental illnessreminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In riveting and dramatic prose 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 A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we areand what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master The Gene is a book we all should read USA TODAY

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