She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically. She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity int Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that...

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Title:She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Author:Carl Zimmer
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Number of Pages:544 pages pages

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity Reviews

  • Charlene
    Aug 06, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

  • Nancy
    Aug 16, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

  • Polo Lonergan
    Jun 23, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

  • Mehrsa
    Jun 06, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

  • Sarah
    Aug 30, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

    This book, while good, was rather disconcerting. First it was the way it would quote proponents of eugenics without much additional commentary. By the end it was the reality of CRISPR (plus gene drives) among other recent developments, that had me worried. In a way it was a rather slow...

    I?d like to write a fuller review but at this point I want to commend Carl on the breadth and accessibility of his book. There are things that take some understanding because they are new. I want to read the chapters about CRISPR again. This is the first book I?ve come across that ...

    Quite comprehensive summary of the topic which doesn't limit itself to retelling the history but also extensively discusses CRISPR and the ramifications of genetic modifications. There is some overlap with "The Gene: An Intimate History" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It even mentions the ...

    This should be required reading for anyone who uses one of those 23 and Me or AncestryDNA gene sequencing companies. The author does a nice job explaining the limitations of such knowledge - in part by exploring non-Mendelian inheritance (such as epigenetics as well as cultural and eco...

    3+ ...

    A great popular science read for anyone interested in why we are the way we are. ...

  • Petra CigareX
    Feb 11, 2019

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

  • Navi
    Nov 20, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

  • Dlmrose
    Jun 06, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

    This book, while good, was rather disconcerting. First it was the way it would quote proponents of eugenics without much additional commentary. By the end it was the reality of CRISPR (plus gene drives) among other recent developments, that had me worried. In a way it was a rather slow...

    I?d like to write a fuller review but at this point I want to commend Carl on the breadth and accessibility of his book. There are things that take some understanding because they are new. I want to read the chapters about CRISPR again. This is the first book I?ve come across that ...

    Quite comprehensive summary of the topic which doesn't limit itself to retelling the history but also extensively discusses CRISPR and the ramifications of genetic modifications. There is some overlap with "The Gene: An Intimate History" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It even mentions the ...

    This should be required reading for anyone who uses one of those 23 and Me or AncestryDNA gene sequencing companies. The author does a nice job explaining the limitations of such knowledge - in part by exploring non-Mendelian inheritance (such as epigenetics as well as cultural and eco...

    3+ ...

  • Caitlin
    Jul 18, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

  • Michael
    Nov 27, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

    This book, while good, was rather disconcerting. First it was the way it would quote proponents of eugenics without much additional commentary. By the end it was the reality of CRISPR (plus gene drives) among other recent developments, that had me worried. In a way it was a rather slow...

    I?d like to write a fuller review but at this point I want to commend Carl on the breadth and accessibility of his book. There are things that take some understanding because they are new. I want to read the chapters about CRISPR again. This is the first book I?ve come across that ...

    Quite comprehensive summary of the topic which doesn't limit itself to retelling the history but also extensively discusses CRISPR and the ramifications of genetic modifications. There is some overlap with "The Gene: An Intimate History" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It even mentions the ...

  • Atila Iamarino
    Sep 16, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

  • Isil Arican
    Dec 06, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

  • Catherine Davison
    Oct 13, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
    Jul 07, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

  • Robynne
    Jan 22, 2019

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

  • Dramatika
    Jun 24, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

  • Camelia Rose
    Nov 22, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

  • Paul
    Dec 08, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

  • Shannan
    Aug 28, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

    This book, while good, was rather disconcerting. First it was the way it would quote proponents of eugenics without much additional commentary. By the end it was the reality of CRISPR (plus gene drives) among other recent developments, that had me worried. In a way it was a rather slow...

    I?d like to write a fuller review but at this point I want to commend Carl on the breadth and accessibility of his book. There are things that take some understanding because they are new. I want to read the chapters about CRISPR again. This is the first book I?ve come across that ...

  • Danielle Wells
    Jan 26, 2019

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

  • Paul
    Jun 17, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

  • Olive (abookolive)
    Nov 14, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

  • Yaaresse
    Jul 21, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

  • Ross
    Jul 16, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

    This book, while good, was rather disconcerting. First it was the way it would quote proponents of eugenics without much additional commentary. By the end it was the reality of CRISPR (plus gene drives) among other recent developments, that had me worried. In a way it was a rather slow...

    I?d like to write a fuller review but at this point I want to commend Carl on the breadth and accessibility of his book. There are things that take some understanding because they are new. I want to read the chapters about CRISPR again. This is the first book I?ve come across that ...

    Quite comprehensive summary of the topic which doesn't limit itself to retelling the history but also extensively discusses CRISPR and the ramifications of genetic modifications. There is some overlap with "The Gene: An Intimate History" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It even mentions the ...

    This should be required reading for anyone who uses one of those 23 and Me or AncestryDNA gene sequencing companies. The author does a nice job explaining the limitations of such knowledge - in part by exploring non-Mendelian inheritance (such as epigenetics as well as cultural and eco...

  • Lada
    Dec 05, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

    4.5, rounding up. This is the most interesting book I've read this year. Zimmer provides a basic history of genetics, the theories and research, that sets the groundwork for discussing the biotech advances of recent years and all the accompanying ethical and legal challenges. He ha...

    Carl Zimmer covers a lot of territory in this book. He starts with some history of the royal families of Europe and the genetic problems they developed over centuries of marrying their relatives. He ends with example of what is being done with CRISPR technology. In between he cover a l...

    This book, while good, was rather disconcerting. First it was the way it would quote proponents of eugenics without much additional commentary. By the end it was the reality of CRISPR (plus gene drives) among other recent developments, that had me worried. In a way it was a rather slow...

  • Ernst Hafen
    Jun 20, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

  • Pam Mooney
    May 19, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

  • Kathleen
    Jan 01, 2019

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

  • Isaac Larkin
    Jun 08, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...

    This book caught my eye when I saw it on a "best of 2018" book list. I was initially interested because I thought it would address some of (what I see as) the nonsense surrounding the market in DNA testing that has exploded over the past couple of years. Obviously North Americans have ...

    A fascinating journey through the multi-facetted biological basis, historical and societal impact of heredity; from Aristotle to plant and animal breeders in the 18th and 19th century to Darwin, Mendel, eugenics, pre-implantation diagnostics and CRISPR/Cas. Carl Zimmer tells the story ...

    Beautifully written, tackles important and fascinating areas of heredity. I was surprised to learn that if you go back just a few generations, your odds of sharing *any* DNA with any particular ancestor drops to almost 0 (and if you go back just a few thousand years, then every human b...

  • Hannah Homburg
    Jan 25, 2019

    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without...

    Yes, it's long ? about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes ? but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understanda...

    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb! First of all, paleogenetics h...

    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas da bi...

    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk ...

    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on ...

    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong...

    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible! I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy t...

    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel?s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those...

    When people meet my children I often hear comments along the lines of; he is just like you, your daughter reminds me so much of your wife and similar comments. And it is true, their genetic inheritance comes directly from me and my wife and the blend of our genes has made three very di...

    This science writing pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the amazing world we live in, it never gets dull or dry even when describing meiosis. Zimmer weaves historical and contemporary scientific research to create a work which you want to engage with. Who?d have thought that Men...

    She has Her Mother's Laugh is the second book on similar topics I've read recently. The other book is The Gene: An Intimate History. There is some overlap, such as history of genetics from Aristotle to Darwin, Lamarck and Mendel, and Eugenics movement that had lead to The Holocaust, bu...

    What a brilliant earth shuttering book! The staff good science fiction is made of except happening IRL now as we live. So many amazing new ideas and facts, I was forced to stop reading and just contemplate and share with friends and family what I read. I'm not very good at science, alt...

    Fascinating science book with enough personal histories to keep it all interesting, although I admit those last few chapters on gene splicing & CRISPR got beyond me. I learned a lot . . . didn't realize that hereditary was so variable (we don't get exactly 50% of our genes from eac...

    Parts of this book are interesting. Parts are excrutiatingly dry. It felt like it took me forever to slog through the ending. ...

    One the best book I read this year, and definitely one of the best science books I read, ever. Carl Zimmer is an amazing science writer. Besides having a very fluid and engaging narrative style, he is also a great researcher and is able to simplify concepts without diluting them and...

    If you haven't been following or reading any news on genetics research, then this is an excellent primer, but if you do follow the science pages, there isn't much that is new in here. It's all interesting, but it's written by a reporter on science so none of it is firsthand research an...

    this was an incredibly informative 600ish page book with everything you would ever want to know about genetics and heredity. Some parts were difficult for me to follow and bogged my reading down...but that's not reflective of the author but of my understanding. Some chapters seemed lik...

    This is an excellent and well-told history of the study of genetics. It's told like story instead of a textbook and avoids a lot of scientific jargon, while also not sugar-coating some of the major fails in how we've previously treated certain inherited traits and diseases or diminishi...