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The Gene: An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History


作者  /  Siddhartha Mukherjee

出版社 / SCRIBNER

出版日期 / 2016/05/17

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$700

售價 / 79折, NT$ 553

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普立茲獎非文學類得主辛達塔•穆克吉探討人類最親密的身體密碼─基因的歷史
解析遺傳學家的偉大貢獻及對人類未來的深遠影響

遺傳學的研究已跨越好幾個世紀,直到現代許多科學家仍極力追尋這神秘而奇妙的基因密碼。基因研究起源於1856年一間名叫奧布斯汀的隱密修道院,一位牧師在此研究及發展出所謂的遺傳定律,遺傳學的發明與達爾文的進化論交互影響,卻也發展出1940年恐怖的納粹優生學說。基因研究的發明,深深影響戰後的生物學研究,重建了人類對於性慾、氣質及強迫症等心理疾病的認知,從達爾文、孟德爾、克立克、華生及羅莎琳•富蘭克林,到上千位的科學家仍在極力研究及解開基因的神祕密碼。紐約時報暢銷書《萬病之王》作者辛達塔•穆克吉的新作,將基因視為掌握生命旅程的紅線,透過基因理解人類的歷史。同時穆克吉也探討家族的遺傳精神病史,以提醒讀者基因的重要與深遠影響,並期望人類基因組計畫終究能破解人類細胞中所隱藏的遺傳密碼。 


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?

The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, 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.

As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, “It’s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion…An extraordinary achievement.” Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or “write” the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681298022004
ISBN 13 /9781501150128
ISBN 10 /150115012X
EAN /9781501150128

頁數608
尺寸23.5X15.6CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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