The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Reviewed by Frank Abrams, Friends of the Library Board of Directors

Mukherjee is an accomplished physician and a gifted writer.  Among the aspects of his writing gift is his ability to communicate a complicated subject in an understandable manner to a reasonably intelligent reader who is not an expert in the "complicated subject".  Geneticists and microbiologists excepted, anyone who thinks they understand what genes are and how they work can learn something from this book.