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The Gene

An Intimate History

By Siddhartha Mukherjee
22-minute read
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The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Gene (2016) offers an in-depth look at the history of genetics. These blinks take you on a journey from the field’s humble beginnings to its modern day applications in diagnosing illnesses, debunking racist claims and creating genetically modified life.

  • People interested in how genetic traits are passed on
  • Students studying medicine or biology
  • Anyone curious about the history of genetic research

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a physician, geneticist, researcher, stem cell biologist and cancer specialist. He is also the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the Guardian First Book Award and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.

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