Widgets Magazine

The Gene: An Intimate History


The story of begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856, where a stumbles on the idea of a ‘unit of heredity’. It intersects with Darwin’s theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transformed post-war biology. Another intriguing narrative from The Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Widgets Magazine
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