The Autobiography of A Species in 23 Chapters

Book - 2006
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Discusses a single gene from each of a human's 23 chromosomes to illuminate the workings of our body and the influence of genetics on our lives.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060894085
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 599.935 Rid


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BostonPL_LauraB Mar 15, 2017

This was a slow read for me, but mostly because it ended up being a little more dense/scientific that I had at first expected. That did not take away from how much I learned and enjoyed reading it, however. The only thing I would wish for in this book is for an updated version since this was written almost 20 years ago - I can only imagine how much has changed since then!

Apr 05, 2016

A well structured, enlightening, and fun to read book on man's genes. Discusses diseases, engineering, intelligence, personality, and lots of other things. Given the developments in the field since its publication, it could use a total rewrite.

gpetryk Aug 27, 2009

Easy to understand, interesting amusing, well done


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