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The Gene: An Intimate History - Community Reviews back

by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 3 days ago
The Genome is a wonderful thing, and whether you - like me - spend daily time wondering/working on it or not, it is always there and could not be more intimate as it is in all your cells. I previously read, The Emperor al all Maladies, and really liked it, so obviously, I was even more looking forwa...
JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 4 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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