She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
ISBN: 1101984619
EAN13: 9781101984611
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 4, 2019
Pages: 672
Dimensions: 1.34" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist
Science book of the year--The Guardian

One of New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2018
One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2018
One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018
One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018
One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018

Extraordinary--New York Times Book Review
Magisterial--The Atlantic
Engrossing--
Wired
Leading contender as the most outstanding nonfiction work of the year--
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities.

But, Zimmer writes, Each of us carries an amalgam of fragments of DNA, Read More chevron_right

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