By Siddhartha Mukherjee
THE no 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling writer of The Emperor of All Maladies—a superb background of the gene and a reaction to the defining query of the long run: What turns into of being human after we learn how to “read” and “write” our personal genetic information?
Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, superb, and illuminating as his terribly profitable biography of melanoma. Weaving technology, social historical past, and private narrative to inform us the tale of 1 of an important conceptual breakthroughs of contemporary instances, Mukherjee animates the search to appreciate human heredity and its wonderful effect on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.
during the narrative, the tale of Mukherjee’s personal family—with its tragic and bewildering historical past of psychological illness—cuts like a shiny, pink line, reminding us of the various questions that cling over our skill to translate the technological know-how of genetics from the laboratory to the genuine international. In brilliant prose and with an intuition for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of study and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all through the innovative twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.
As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, “It’s challenging to think about many books for a normal viewers that experience rendered any quarter of contemporary technological know-how and know-how with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion…An awesome achievement.” Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial background of a systematic concept coming to existence, and a vital education for the ethical complexity brought by way of our skill to create or “write” the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everybody excited by the definition and way forward for humanity. this can be the main the most important technological know-how of our time, in detail defined by way of a grasp.