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The Violinist’s Thumb

And Other Lost Tales of Love, War and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

By Sam Kean
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The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean

The Violinist’s Thumb is an exploration into DNA, the double-helix of life itself. The following blinks chronicle the scientific discoveries that led us to understand DNA and the major role it’s played in the emergence of life on earth.

  • Anyone interested in genetics, evolution and the origin of life on earth
  • Anyone interested in the scientific discoveries that have led us to understand the importance of our DNA
  • Anyone interested in what the future of genetic engineering may hold

Sam Kean is an American writer whose stories have been featured in publications like The New Scientist, New York Times Magazine and Psychology Today. His previous book, The Disappearing Spoon, was a bestseller and named one of Amazon’s top five science books of 2012.

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