Just finished Matt Ridley's book Genome, which is billed as an "autobiography of a species in 23 chapters." The book format follows our 23 chromosomal pairs, focusing on a human characteristic in each chapter that is related to a particular chromosome.
The book has been out a few years, so many of you may have read it, but if you haven't I highly recommend it. Basic genetic literacy is becoming what basic geographic literacy has been for 150 years—basic knowledge needed for everyday understanding.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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