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The Gene: An Intimate History- Book Review

The gene

Mukherjee makes science history interesting, accessible and relevant. It’s a book describing the tale of the birth, growth, and future of one of the most important concepts in the history of science: the Gene, which is the basic unit of genetics, and the basic unit of all biological knowledge.

I really liked the way the book presented the thought of the personal elements of genetics throughout it and how it recognizes really important questions of what we actually believe of a normal life. 

The author also mentions his personal life, his family and his recurring pattern of psychological illness, which tells us that genetics is vitally important in our everyday lives. 

I think the book is highly informative and not just meant to be read by people who are good with biology knowledge, but also for those who are not used to scientific terms. The vast majority of the book is written in a more engaging and approachable fashion.

The best thing about the book is that the author talked about the latest applications that are currently happening rather than other books which are based on the history of Genome projects years ago. I genuinely want to recommend every individual to pick up this engaging book about human genes and their past, present, and future.

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