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The gene an intimate history

by Mukherjee, Siddhartha,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2016 2016
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Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies{u2014}a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to "read" and "write" our own genetic information?The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee's own family{u2014}with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness{u2014}cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the...
Additional Information
Subjects Genes
Genetics History
Heredity
Sociology
Nonfiction
Medical
History
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Audio2016
2016
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781508211402
9781508211402
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