Thorndike Press

The Gene: An Intimate History

  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
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  • ISBN-10: 1432837818
  • ISBN-13: 9781432837815
  • DDC: 616
  • Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs ( 1.25 kgs)
  • 880 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released April 2017
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year
A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative, Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, animating the quest to understand human heredity and its influence on our lives, personalities, fates, and choices.


Customer Reviews

“Compelling . . . Highly recommended.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Mukherjee deftly relates the basic scientific facts about the way genes are believed to function, while making clear the aspects of genetics that remain unknown. He offers insight into both the scientific process and the sociology of science . . . By relating familial information, Mukherjee grounds the abstract in the personal to add power and poignancy to his excellent narrative.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come but how much farther far we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)