Skip to content

**** ****

100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten poster kit ALA

[The Gene An Intimate History Books ] Free Read as Ebook By Siddhartha Mukherjee – Epub, Kindle eBook and DOC

characters 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’. 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 of many exceptional scientists Unfortunately many examples of bad science and faux scientists can also be found I am particularly glad that Rosalind Franklin who died at age 36 due to ovarian cancer most likely because of Xray exposure from her experiments and her work without which DNA structure would not have been understood is given the importance and acknowledgement in this book Students of medicine biology and related fields as well as anyone with an interest in the history and future of science will enjoy and learn a lot from The Gene

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Gene An Intimate History

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. 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 phase of discovery of genetics Mukherjee instead focuses on the applications that are currently ongoing and how those fields have developed My only complaint the focus of the book is on the Human Gene and hence on Medicine while the story of the Gene is surely about much than medicine extending to Food Evolution Economics and perhaps Politics the Gene has a very wide role to play in our future and we need to develop perspective on that future today Mukherjee gives a glimpse of where Medicine is going but perhaps could also have shown us where We are going

Siddhartha Mukherjee ✓ 5 review

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 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 uestions of what we actually deem normal and healthy I feel like a lot of times there isn t as much acknowledgement of the tradeoffs made when trying to eliminate genetic variants that in this current environment are maladaptive or considered pathological but may confer other advantages in a different environment Also I think there isn t as much acknowledgement that we don t know enough to even say if a specific variant is abnormal in the collouial sense and what the downstream effects might be to eliminating that specific variant I think Mukherjee did a great job reckoning with that here I also just really like have historical context and things explained to me accessibly but in a thorough fashion This was really great definitely going to end up being one of the better books I read this year


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 hundred

  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 on

  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 unit of all biological information ISiddhartha MukherjeeThe 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee is back wi

  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 wan

  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 mak

  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

  8. says:

    Thanks goes to Netgalley and a wonderful author for a wonderfully told series of stories within the world of geneticsI was worried b

  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 clev

  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 I read that 1 in 4 people will get cancer in your lifetime Mukherjee dives right in again wasting no time in The Gene We first learn that mental illness has been in Mukherjee's family for at