Review: The Gene: An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really excellent history of the science and medicine and social impact of genetics and heredity. As a practicing oncologist (a discipline being revolutionized by recent advances in the genetics of cancer) Mukherjee brings a novel perspective to this subject. He also does not avoid the darker aspects of the field including our shameful history of eugenics.

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