She Has Her Mother's Laugh

Carl Zimmer

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What will you pass along to future generations? She Has Her Mother's Laugh illuminates a historic transformation in our understanding of precisely what we received from our parents and ancestors and how we can now steer the future of heredity in powerful ways almost unimaginable just a generation ago. With a surprise on almost every page, from the first use of the Latin word hereditas by the Romans to Darwin's theory and Mendel's Law, to the deeply disturbing rise of eugenics in the twentieth century, to revelations regarding the microbiome, human culture, and epigenetics, all the way to the rapid rise of CRISPR gene-editing technology, Carl Zimmer's masterwork is both a defining moment in biology and a model of daring, dazzling narrative. It is an opportunity to discover where you came from-and what you may leave to the future. Book jacket.

ISBN: 9781509818549
Publication Date: 12-Jun-2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan