The Resource The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Label
The gene : an intimate history
Title
The gene
Title remainder
an intimate history
Statement of responsibility
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where a monk 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 post-war biology. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, temperament, choice and free will. This is a story driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds - from Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel to Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin, and the thousands of scientists still working to understand the code of codes. This is an epic, moving history of a scientific idea coming to life, by the author of The Emperor of All Maladies. But woven through The Gene, like a red line, is also an intimate history - the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness, reminding us that genetics is vitally relevant to everyday lives. These concerns reverberate 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. Majestic in its ambition, and unflinching in its honesty, The Gene gives us a definitive account of the fundamental unit of heredity - and a vision of both humanity's past and future
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?
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488856
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Dewey number
616.042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mukherjee, Siddhartha
  • Buck, Carrie
  • Genetics
  • Heredity
  • Genes
  • Medical ethics
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an intimate history
Label
The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2759997
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-554) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 geneticists" 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
ocn959283151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 592 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448181162
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
96E8B251-8CA4-407A-8C64-711E47C962E0
System control number
(OCoLC)959283151
Label
The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2759997
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-554) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 geneticists" 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
ocn959283151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 592 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448181162
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
96E8B251-8CA4-407A-8C64-711E47C962E0
System control number
(OCoLC)959283151

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