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Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity

By: Jennifer Ackerman

252 pages, no illustrations

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2002 | #128746 | ISBN: 0747558205
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #123552 | ISBN: 0747556822
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About this book

In the last few years, a startling new message has emerged about our biology. Scientists probing the deep workings of organisms have discovered that all living things, from yeasts to worms to humans, are guided by similar genes and proteins, which have passed down nearly intact for hundreds of millions of years. At the most fundamental level, humans are genetically linked to every part of the natural world. The award-winning science writer Jennifer Ackerman brings these astonishing discoveries together for the first time, weaving a mesmerizing story of heredity that is only now being understood.

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Jennifer Ackerman writes for the NEW YORK TIMES and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and has lectured at Harvard and MIT. Her first book NOTES FROM THE SHORE was published in 1995.

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