The Gene: An Intimate History

Category: Medicine
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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by MKais   2019-06-04
I highly recommend "The Gene" by Siddhartha Mukherjee
by diego898   2017-10-20
This was addressed in the appropriate chapter in The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee[1]. It was the first I had heard of Rosalind Franklin and I was very grateful for this account which gave appropriate recognition. (Side note: the entire book is also highly recommended)


by praneshp   2017-08-19
If you have some time, The Gene [0] is a good read. One of the cases the author describes is when a lot of people decided to be very optimistic at the same time and things didn't end well.

Not questioning your frustration though, but it's good to have extremely cautious people around.


by alextheparrot   2017-08-19
In line with this, I'd also like to recommend 'The Gene'[0]. The author has informed me of new things (Even though I studied biochemistry during college) and also focused a lot on the ethical discussions relating to genetic modification. It also directly discusses CRISPR as it is quite new. I'd recommend all of Mukherjee's other books as well (Mainly Emperor of all Maladies).