The Resource The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee, (overdrive ebook)

The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee, (overdrive ebook)

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The gene : an intimate history
Title
The gene
Title remainder
an intimate history
Statement of responsibility
Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea, the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children. The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds--from Mendel and Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome--unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children--Adapted from dust jacket
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Title
The gene
Creator
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Emperor of All Maladies comes 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?
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10488856
Cataloging source
IEB
Dewey number
616/.042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Siddhartha Mukherjee
The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee, (overdrive ebook)
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The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee, (overdrive ebook)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-554) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Prologue: Families -- "The missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticits" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda
Control code
ocn949803912
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 592 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476733531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4E80CC6D-CFE6-4E6D-B9E2-034E617F6B4C
System control number
(OCoLC)949803912

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