Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Remodelling the human genome

The quest to understand the human genome, the instructions that rule our form, our function and, more than we would wish, our fate

Siddhartha Mukherjee’s intimate history of the gene

The author of The Emperor of All Maladies gives us a new book that’s beautifully written and deeply personal
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The 5,000-year war on cancer

An oncologist’s beautifully written history attempts to grapple with the disease