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The gene : an intimate history / by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola LP 616.042 MUK (Text) 33118000175644 Adult: Large Print Available -
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville LP 616.04 MUK (Text) 76895000237711 1st Floor New Books Available -
Greentown Public Library - Greentown 616.042 MYKHERJEE LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000082215 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 616.042 MUKHERJEE (Text) 33946003115073 Large Print . 2nd Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale LP 616.04 MUK (Text) 70743000157593 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County LP 616.042 Muk (Text) 78731000495045 Adult Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410490087
  • ISBN: 1410490084
  • Physical Description: 881 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (Pages 869-877).
Formatted Contents Note: 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 geneticists" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Medical genetics > History.
Heredity.
Genetics > History.
Genes.
Large print type books.
MEDICAL / History.
Genre: History.

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