The Gene: An Intimate History - Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Genome is a wonderful thing, and whether you - like me - spend daily time wondering/working on it or not, it is always there and could not be more intimate as it is in all your cells. I previously read, The Emperor al all Maladies, and really liked it, so obviously, I was even more looking forward to reading The Gene.

Without going in too much detail (you should read the book yourself), I really liked it and the anecdotal way the story is told made there was still something to learn, despite my biomedical training. I would like to end with an anecdote from myself. I once went to an X-men movie (don't remember exactly which one), and they acknowledged Mukherjee for generating interest into the topic.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!