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Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbytarian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a... show more

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbytarian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a PhD studying cancer-causing viruses) and from Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron and the Journal of Clinical Investigation and in publications such as the New York Times and the New Republic. His work was nominated for Best American Science Writing, 2000 (edited by James Gleick). He lives in Boston and New York with his wife, Sarah Sze, an artist, and with his daughter, Leela.
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JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it 1 year ago
If you are a seeker of the ultimate truths then this a book to read. It is a detailed history of the understanding of how the machinery of life and reproduction works, from the ideas of the ancient philosophers through to Darwin, Mendal, Watson & Crick and on to the scary world of re-programming the...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 1 year ago
The book is subtitled "An Intimate History" and this is what Siddharta Mukherjee provides with this book: a comprehensive overview of genetics and the discovery of the human gene. Starting with Gregor Mendel and his experiments with peas and up to the modern day and its use of the genetic knowledge ...
Jess Reads
Jess Reads rated it 2 years ago
I am in utter awe of this book. Truly. It's fascinating and troubling and I wanted to start reading it all over again once I finished.
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
The Gene: An Intimate History reads like both a textbook and an epic adventure tale. Siddhartha Mukherjee takes a serious scientific topic; captures history, terminology, facts, and figures; and presents it in an approachable way. I find myself unable to put the book down because I want to know what...
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I suspect that the vast majority of us know very little about how one becomes a doctor that hasn’t been informed by TV shows. We expect doctors to diagnose like Dr. House or care for us like Dr. Dorian or entertain us like Patch Adams. Anyone who’s gotten a whiff of medical school will be quick to c...
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