The Violinist's Thumb: And other extraordinary true stories as written by our DNA
Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a cat lady's love for felines? How does DNA lead to people with no fingerprints or humans born with tails? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible thumbs and fingers of a truly singular violinist?
Unravelling the genetic code hasn't always been easy - from its earliest days, genetics has been rife with infighting, backstabbing and controversial theories - but scientists can now finally read the astounding stories inscribed in our DNA. As we make advances into DNA mapping and modification, genetics will continue to be the hottest topic in science, shaping the very make-up of our bodies and the world around us.
With the same masterful combination of science, history and culture he brought to The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean untangles the secrets of our genetic code, explaining how genetics has shaped our past and how DNA will determine humankind's future.
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Review: The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic CodeUser Review - Thomas - Goodreads
Have you ever wanted to hoard cats? Did you know that there's a sonic hedgehog gene that can make your skin peel off? Can you fathom that pheromones could make you fall in love? The Violinist's Thumb ... Read full review
Review: The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic CodeUser Review - Elemillia Ucselub - Goodreads
A Gone Bookserk Perspective I previously read Sam Kean's book The Disappearing Spoon. I love it! Now, I decided to read The Violinist's Thumb for the same reason I loved The Disappearing Spoon, and ... Read full review
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