The Gene

The Gene

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 ...

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476733500

Category: History

Page: 608

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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
Categories: History

Summary and Analysis of the Gene

Summary and Analysis of the Gene

The summary and analysis in this book are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Smart Summaries

ISBN: 1504046692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 60

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Gene tells you what you need to know--before or after you read Siddhartha Mukherjee's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene is a rigorously scientific, broadly historical, and candidly personal account of the development of the science of genetics, the dramatic ways genes can affect us, and the enormous moral questions posed by our ability to manipulate them. As Siddhartha Mukherjee maps out the fascinating biography of the gene, from research and experimentation to scientific breakthroughs, he always returns to the narrative of his own family's tragic history of mental illness, reminding us that despite our huge leaps in knowledge, there is still much we do not understand about the incredibly complex human genome. The Gene is an important read for anyone concerned about a future that may redefine what it means to be human. The summary and analysis in this book are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Summary and Analysis of The Gene An Intimate History

Summary and Analysis of The Gene  An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History is a rigorously scientific, broadly historical, and candidly personal account of the development of the science of genetics, of the dramatic ways genes can affect us, and of the enormous moral questions ...

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504043380

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Gene tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene is a rigorously scientific, broadly historical, and candidly personal account of the development of the science of genetics, the dramatic ways genes can affect us, and the enormous moral questions posed by our ability to manipulate them. As Siddhartha Mukherjee maps out the fascinating biography of the gene, from research and experimentation to scientific breakthroughs, he always returns to the narrative of his own family’s tragic history of mental illness, reminding us that despite our huge leaps in knowledge, there is still much we do not understand about the incredibly complex human genome. The Gene is an important read for anyone concerned about a future that may redefine what it means to be human. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: Study Aids

The Gene

The Gene

Interweaving science, social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee tells the story of our quest to understand human heredity and its surprising ...

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1501170716

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Categories: Medical

The Song of the Cell

The Song of the Cell

Presenting revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, the author draws on his own experience as a researcher, doctor, and prolific reader to explore how the discovery ...

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982117351

Category: History

Page: 496

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Presenting revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, the author draws on his own experience as a researcher, doctor, and prolific reader to explore how the discovery of cells created a new kind of medicine based on the therapeutic manipulation of cells.
Categories: History

The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies

An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the ...

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439170915

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 745

An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.
Categories: History

The Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine

Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476784854

Category: Medical

Page: 96

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Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Sciences must have laws—statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences? Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question—a question that would ultimately produce some of most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine. Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important book is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical read, not just for those in the medical profession, but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being is being treated. Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.
Categories: Medical

Double Helix

Double Helix

Matt Ridley. Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code. New York: Atlas Books, 2006, p. 51. Page 32, line 2: The Gene: An Intimate History, p. 148. Page 32, line 8: “Watson and Crick.” Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA.

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756556549

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 65

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To the untrained eye, Photo 51 was simply a grainy black and white image of dark marks scattered in a rough cross shape. But to the eye of a trained scientist, it was a clear portrait of a DNA fiber taken with X-rays. And to young scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, it confirmed their guess of deoxyribonucleic acid's structure. In 1953 the pair was racing toward solving the mystery of DNA's structure before other scientists could beat them to it. They and others believed that finding the simple structure of the DNA molecule would answer a great mystery, how do organisms live, grow, develop, and survive, generation after generation? Photo 51 and subsequent models based on the photo would prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of life.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Gene

The Gene

An Intimate History Siddhartha Mukherjee. Kornberg, Arthur. For the Love of Enzymes: The Odyssey of a Biochemist. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991. ———. The Golden Helix: Inside Biotech Ventures.

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476733531

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History Now includes an excerpt from Siddhartha Mukherjee’s new book Song of the Cell! From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). “Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself.” —Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).
Categories: Medical

Double Helix History

Double Helix History

They show that marginalisation and effacement is a choice, and that history which repeats forgetting is simply underlines ... 2019); Sidhartha Mukherjee, The Gene: An Intimate History (London: Vintage, 2017); Matt Ridley, Genome: The ...

Author: Jerome De Groot

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000643039

Category: History

Page: 222

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Double Helix History examines the interface between genetics and history in order to investigate the plausibility of ‘new’ knowledge derived from scientific methods and to reflect upon what it might mean for the practice of history. Since the mapping of the human genome in 2001, there has been an expansion in the use of genetic information for historical investigation. Geneticists are confident that this has changed the way we know the past. This book considers the practicalities and implications of this seemingly new way of understanding the human past using genetics. It provides the first sustained engagement with these so-called ‘genomic histories’. The book investigates the ways that genetic awareness and practice is seemingly changing historical practice and conceptualisation. Linking six concepts – ‘Public’, ‘Practice’, ‘Ethics’, ‘Politics’, ‘Self’, and ‘Imagination – Double Helix History outlines the ways that genetic information, being postgenomic, the public life of DNA, and the genetic historical imaginary work on the body, on collective memory, on the historical imagination, on the ethics of historical investigation, on the articulation of history, and on the collection and interpretation of data regarding the ‘past’. This book will appeal to researchers and students alike interested in DNA, genetics, and historiography.
Categories: History