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S own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness reminding us that genetics is vitally relevant to everyday lives These concerns reverberate even urgently today as we learn to “read” and “write” the human genome – unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our childrenMajestic in its ambition and unflinching in its honesty The Gene gives us a definitive account of the fundamental unit of heredity – and a vision of both humanity’s past and futur Thanks goes to Netgalley and a wonderful author for a wonderfully told series of stories within the world of genetic Reiki A Comprehensive Guide definitive account of the fundamental unit of heredity – and a vision of both humanity’s past and futur Thanks goes to Netgalley and a wonderful author for a wonderfully told series of stories within the world of genetic

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The Gene An Intimate History

F sexuality temperament choice and free will This is a story driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds – from Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel to Francis Crick James Watson and Rosalind Franklin and the thousands of scientists still working to understand the code of codesThis is an epic moving history of a scientific idea coming to life by the author of The Emperor of All Maladies But woven through The Gene like a red line is also an intimate history – the story of Mukherjee’ Cannot begin to tell you what I learned from this fascinating study of The Gene but I gained great insight from the

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Spanning the globe and several centuries The Gene is the story of the uest to decipher the master code that makes and defines humans that governs our form and functionThe story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where a monk stumbles on the idea of a ‘unit of heredity’ It intersects with Darwin’s theory of evolution and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s The gene transforms post war biology It reorganizes our understanding o I have this tendency when I read a book as brilliantly informing as this one to wipe the froth from my mouth shuffle


10 thoughts on “The Gene An Intimate History

  1. says:

    I have this tendency when I read a book as brilliantly informing as this one to wipe the froth from my mouth shuffle the pages of notes I've written contemporaneous to the reading and plunge into the cocktail party which is this forum grabbing each of you by the virtual lapels and launching into a lecture about one of the hundreds of things I learned in the process As if you know I missed some of the frothSo imagine me back from some jou

  2. says:

    I think this was really good and even better than The Emperor of All Maladies which I just read recently as well I might have enjoyed this one because it's relevant to my current day to day thing though I really liked the way it ties in the personal elements of genetics through out the book and how it acknowledges really important

  3. says:

    Hello bookish peepsAnother one of my review has been posted on our country's largest daily newspaper's website The Times of India This book is the story of the birth growth and future of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in the history of science the gene the fundamental unit of heredity and the basic

  4. says:

    I listened to the BBC abridged audio book as I often do before ordering it I like hardbacks so I try and be sure first I

  5. says:

    In this beautifully written vivid history of genetics; Mukherjee takes us by the hand and walks us through the hall of fame of all the people who are the reason for modern biology as we study it today His picturesue descriptions make the book a joy to readStarting with Mendel and ending with embryonic stem cell research and beyond; the fascinating story of genetic research is given in the book There are life stories o

  6. says:

    Cannot begin to tell you what I learned from this fascinating study of The Gene but I gained great insight from the thorough research of Siddhartha Mukherjee I am destined for a second readlisten The audio narration by Dennis Boutsikaris made this compelling very well paced with a distinct and pleasant tonal uality Highly recommended

  7. says:

    Not half as good a narrative as The Emperor of All Maladies but still a good account of the Gene's journey and where it is going It will hold your attention even if you have read multiple accounts of the progress of Genetics such as Watson's because most histories of the Gene focus on the Genome project or on the early ph

  8. says:

    Thanks goes to Netgalley and a wonderful author for a wonderfully told series of stories within the world of gen

  9. says:

    I'm not going to lie there were some pages of this book where all my mind saw was 'science science science science' etc etc over and over again instead of the actual words which apparently make sense to people cl

  10. says:

    Siddhartha Mukherjee Pulitzer's Prize winning book The Emperor of All Maladiesscared the hell out of me right from the 'get go'when

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