Deals and explains in great detail the mapping of the twenty three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome. Also speaks about many ethical questions, detailing history and explaining all sides of arguments and opinions raised. This book is perfect for anyone interested in biology, and human genetic makeup. Personally, it helped me a great deal in my Biology courses and I hope it helps you.
Very good except for a bias towards the genetic component of homosexuality which does not find full scientific support. I suspect a political motivation there. Other than that, a fascinating, compelling and otherwise excellent primer on the human genome (for the non-scientist).
Zach V. (zvarberg) reviewed Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters on
I recently finished this book and was very impressed. I have just recently become interested in the topic of genetics and picked this book up. It is a good read with lots of information. I felt it was a good introduction to the topic, while still providing a lot of information.
Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of chromosomes and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of lif the the brink of future medicine. He probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of thegenome, and will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, your children, and most of all, from humankind.