The Impact of the Gene
From Mendel's Peas to Designer BabiesBook - 2001 | 1st American ed.
A comprehensive and entertaining work that combines scientific history with a compelling discussion on the future trends of genetic technologies, The Impact of the Gene examines how the ideas that underpin the spectrum of all genetic issues are interrelated, and proposes that with a basic understanding of Gregor Mendel's theories and discoveries, all modern genetics falls easily into place. From a monasterygarden to the laboratories of the twenty-first century, The Impact of the Gene provides a vital overview of the science of genetics, at once "enjoyable and informative . . . readable and entertaining" (The New York Times Book Review).