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The gene : an intimate history / Siddhartha Mukherjee.

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Location: IAHS STACKS RB155 .M85 2016
Barcode: 30731101161887
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476733500
  • ISBN: 1476733503
  • Physical Description: 592 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Families -- "The missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticists" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda.
Summary, etc.:
"Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee’s own family - with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness - cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. He describes the centuries of research and experimentation - from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Thomas Morgan to Crick, Watson and Rosa Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome."-- From publisher description.
Subject: Mukherjee, Siddhartha > Family > Health.
Buck, Carrie, 1906-1983.
Heredity.
Genetics > History.
Genes.
Medical ethics > History.
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