Genetics is the story of life and of us. Author Siddharta Mukherjee shows us that by studying the gene we gain the potential to transform the treatment of human disease, feed the world’s population, and peer into our own identity as human beings. His family history of mental illness often serves as a backdrop, raising questions about nature, nurture, and destiny, as he carries us forward through the historical achievements of the men and women who deciphered the secret of life. His #1 Bestselling book, The Gene: An Intimate History is both a sweeping history of genetics and a meditation on what studying the gene means for human biology and medicine.
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