Genome - the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

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The genome is a 100,00 something genes which are together responsible for the functioning of human body. These are sited over 23 pairs of chromosomes. The author devoted each chapter for each pair. The book highlights how genes determine characteristics of an individual as simple as how we acquire language and it has justified itself in all the arguments and new theories.

What makes this book stand out?

The amazing fact about the book is, that Ridley isn't a scientist, but in fact a writer and an editor who has done research and included all references which is why the book is among the top 10 books on genetics.

Read it for

One should read it to know the intricacies our our genetic system, that are characterized in the book, in an appealing way.

Don't read it for

The people who don't take any interest in knowing how genes determine human characteristics and behaviour, may find it boring.

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