Siddhartha Mukherjee Traces the History of Genetics, Jill Lepore Solves a 50-Year-Old Mystery

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Ten years after the completion of the human genome project, this genomics hub, the Broad Institute, has become a major scientific powerhouse.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee traces the history of genetics and heredity in his new book The Gene: An Intimate History. Former New York Times Magazine editor Gerald Mazorati details his journey to compete on the national circuit as age 60 in Late to the Ball. New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore embarked on a quest to uncover the truth behind the eccentric modernist writer Joe Gould in her new book Joe Gould's Teeth.