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    Gene, The: An Intimate History (English, Hardcover, Siddhartha Mukherjee)

    Gene, The: An Intimate History  (English, Hardcover, Siddhartha Mukherjee)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • Genre: Academic and Professional
    • ISBN: 9780670087143, 0670087149
    • Edition: 2016
    • Pages: 592
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    Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function.

    The 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 of sexuality, temperament, choice and free will. Above all, 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 codes.

    This is an epic, moving history of a scientific idea being brought 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'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.

    Majestic 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 future.

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    5

    Terrific

    Its science-history book.Good book for medical aspiring students and proffesionals. Gives an another insight on subjects like Gene, DNA, heredity, mutants etc.. Wont recommend for general readers.
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    zakir khan

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    Thrilling...as always

    Those of you who have read 'The emperor of all maladies' require no introduction to Siddhartha Mukherjee. He is an extremely talented writer who belongs to the exalted group of Doctor-writers.The way he explains complex scientific phenomena in a lucid,easy to understand yet wonderfully engaging manner is something not seen in 'science books'.It's written in a manner that even a layman can get the idea.The manner i which he simplifies & distils the essence of scientific concepts is a marvel to...
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    PRAKASH YADAV

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    28 Jun, 2016

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    A Must Read For Everyone

    This book is an awesome piece of work by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. You will never feel bored while reading any of the pages and end up gaining a handful of knowledge.
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    Billodal Roy

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    20 Dec, 2016

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    5

    Great product

    Very intelligent read.
    A technical subject has been lucidly presented for all to understand and appreciate.
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    JAYOTI BANERJEE

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    16 Sep, 2017

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    5

    Classy product

    Excellent book. Very engrossing and the writer has presented a complex subject for the layman in a lucid manner.
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    Best in the market!

    Must Read book for people who are interested in life and evolution and what makes humans, animals and plants what they are.

    Neatly explained in simple words.
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    sham

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    13 May, 2017

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    Highly recommended

    Absolutely fantastic book. Great information with precise prose.
    A compulsorily must have book for all the inhabitants of the planet earth.
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    Pankaj Patil

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    23 Apr, 2017

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    Wonderful

    ANOTHER SPECTACULAR BOOK BY DR SIDDHARATH MUKHERJEE.
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    22 Apr, 2017

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    Classy product

    A wonderful book !
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