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The gene: an intimate history

The gene: an intimate history

Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author

An epic, moving history of a scientific idea coming to life, by the author of 'The Emperor of All Maladies'. But woven through this title, like a red line, is also an intimate history - the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness, reminding us that genetics is vitally relevant to everyday lives. These concerns reverberate even more urgently today as we learn to read and write the human genome - unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN: 0099584573, 9780099584575
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016.
Physical Description: ix, 593 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Popular Science.; Popular Science and Mathematics.; Human genome Popular works.; Human genetics History Popular works.