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The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee • genetics • heredity • genetic experiments

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Recommendation 5 / 5

The Gene really is a masterpiece. For those who had some sort of biology but not a true in-depth genetics background, it really puts into perspective what you have probably learnt is now logically ordered in an excellent and engaging story. The book is written in a way to be accessible with just enough rendering of the scientific details so you don’t need a background in biology at all. All chapters have a historical and chronological order.

It begins in 350 BC with Aristotle’s astonishingly accurate theoriess…