The Autobiography of a Species In 23 Chapters

Ranked #3 in Bioinformatics, Ranked #4 in Biochemistrysee more rankings.

The human genome, the complete set of genes housed in twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, is nothing less than an autobiography of our species. Spelled out in a billion three-letter words using the four-letter alphabet of DNA, the genome has been edited, abridged, altered and added to as it has been handed down, generation to generation, over more than three billion years. With the first draft of the human genome due to be published in 2000, we, this lucky generation, are the first beings who are able to read this extraordinary book and to gain hitherto unimaginable insights into what it means... more

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Charles T. Munger Vice Chairman/Berkshire HathawayRecommends this book

Mark Zuckerberg Founder/FacebookThis book aims to tell a history of humanity from the perspective of genetics rather than sociology. This should complement the other broad histories I've read this year, as well as follow "Energy" well in focusing on science. I've wanted to read Matt Ridley's books for a while. His recent book "The Rational Optimist" about how progress and the economy evolve is also near the top of my ever-growing pile of books to read. (Source)

Charlie Munger Vice Chairman/Berkshire HathawayRecommends this book

Naval Ravikant CEO & Co-Founder/AngelListGetting into the more evolution, science kind of books, I really highly, highly recommend picking up Genome [...]. (Source)

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