Best Genetics Books
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1. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
Author: by Walter Isaacson
The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved.
When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama behind the competition to discover the code of life. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn’t become scientists, she decided she would.
Driven by a passion to understand how nature works and to turn discoveries into inventions, she would help to make what the book’s author, James Watson, told her was the most important biological advance since his co-discovery of the structure of DNA.
2. Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To
Author: by David A. Sinclair PhD
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Brilliant and enthralling. The Wall Street Journal A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong?
What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.
This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughsmany from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvardthat demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging.
The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger.
3. Scotland: A History from Earliest Times
Author: by Alistair Moffat
September 22, 2015
Five hundred million years of Scottish history from the author of Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms: Deserves a prominent place in the history canon (Scots Magazine). Covering the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, the acclaimed historian and author explores the history of the Scottish nation.
Focusing on key moments such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite risings, Moffat also features other episodes in history that are perhaps less well documented. From prehistoric timber halls to inventions and literature, Moffat’s epic explores the drama of battle, change, loss, and innovation interspersed with the lives of ordinary Scottish folk, the men and women who defined a nation.
Moffat plunders the facts and fables to create a richly-detailed and comprehensive analysis of a nation’s past and references a huge number of sources. Scotland Magazine The great thing about Moffat’s account is that, for all its emphasis on uncertainty, it rattles along with complete narrative certainty, to the extent that great events consistently take even a historically literate reader unawares.
4. Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
Author: by David Reich
Vintage (March 27, 2018)
March 27, 2018
A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history. Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry.
In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich allows readers to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species. Reich delves into how the genomic revolution is transforming our understanding of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal deep inequalities among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals.
Provocatively, Reich’s book suggests that there might very well be biological differences among human populations but that these differences are unlikely to conform to common stereotypes. Drawing upon revolutionary findings and unparalleled scientific studies, Who We Are and How We Got Here is a captivating glimpse into humankindwhere we came from and what that says about our lives today.
5. USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 2021: 7-Book Set
Author: by Kaplan Medical
Kaplan Medical Test Prep
Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.
So why does disease exist? Moalem proposes that most common ailmentsdiabetes, hemochromatosis, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemiacame into existence for very good reasons. At some point they helped our ancestors survive some grand challenge to their existence. Examining the evolution of man, Moalem reveals the role genetic and cultural differences have played in the health and well-being of various races, including their susceptibility to disease.
With mesmerizing insight, Moalem offers groundbreaking insight into : How diabetes may be a biproduct of a mechanism that helped humans survive the Ice Age Why African Americans living in the north might suffer from vitamin D deficiencies, Why Asians can’t drink as much alcohol as Europeans Revelatory, utterly engaging, and timelyMoalem ponders strongN1, the emerging Avian Flu virusWhy Redheads Feel More Pain and Asians Can’t Drink will irrevocably change the way we think about our bodies and ourselves.
7. The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Bruce H. Lipton
Hay House Inc.
October 13, 2015
Unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miraclesIt has been ten years since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton’s seminal book on the relationship between mind and body that changed the way we think about our lives, our health, and our planet.
During that time, research in this field has grown exponentially Lipton’s groundbreaking experiments have now been endorsed by more than a decade of rigorous scientific study. In this greatly expanded edition, Lipton, a former medical school professor and research scientist, explores his own experiments and those of other leading-edge scientists that have unraveled in ever greater detail how truly connected the mind, body, and spirit are.
It is now widely recognized that genes and DNA do not control our biology. Instead, they are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics puts the power to create a healthy, joyous life back in our own hands.
8. The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)
Author: by Richard Dawkins
Oxford University Press
All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same – a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences. The thesis of Human Diversity is that advances in genetics and neuroscience are overthrowing an intellectual orthodoxy that has ruled the social sciences for decades.
The core of the orthodoxy consists of three dogmas: Gender is a social construct. Race is a social construct. Class is a function of privilege. The problem is that all three dogmas are half-truths. They have stifled progress in understanding the rich texture that biology adds to our understanding of the social, political, and economic worlds we live in.
It is not a story to be feared. “There are no monsters in the closet,” Murray writes, “no dread doors we must fear opening.” But it is a story that needs telling. Human Diversity does so without sensationalism, drawing on the most authoritative scientific findings, celebrating both our many differences and our common humanity.
10. Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline
Author: by Steven R. Gundry
“Dr. Gundry has crafted a wise program with a powerful track record.Mehmet Oz, M.D. Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle? Well, it’s really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them.
Renowned surgeon and founder of Gundry MD, Dr. Steven Gundry’s revolutionary book shares the health secrets other doctors won’t tell you: Why plants are good for you because they’re bad for you, and meat is bad because it’s good for you Why plateauing on this diet is actually a sign that you’re on the right track Why artificial sweeteners have the same effects as sugar on your health and your waistline Why taking antacids, statins, and drugs for high blood pressure and arthritis masks health issues instead of addressing themAlong with the meal planner, 70 delicious recipes, and inspirational stories, Dr. Gundry’s easy-to-memorize tips will keep you healthy and on course.
11. The Gene: An Intimate History
Author: by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Emperor of All Maladiesa fascinating history of the gene and a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick (Elle).
“Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself.” Ken BurnsDr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010.
That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost (The New York Times).
In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry (The Washington Post).
12. Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Author: by Jennifer A Doudna
BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY | Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize A powerful mix of science and ethics … This book is required reading for every concerned citizenthe material it covers should be discussed in schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.
New York Review of Books Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPRa revolutionary new technology that she helped createto make heritable changes in human embryos.
The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create better humans.
13. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century
Author: by Dorothy Roberts
The New Press
An incisive, groundbreaking book that examines how a biological concept of race is a myth that promotes inequality in a supposedly post-racial era. Though the Human Genome Project proved that human beings are not naturally divided by race, the emerging fields of personalized medicine, reproductive technologies, genetic genealogy, and DNA databanks are attempting to resuscitate race as a biological category written in our genes.
This groundbreaking book by legal scholar and social critic Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of race as a biological conceptrevived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databasescontinues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly post-racial era.
Named one of the ten best black nonfiction books 2011 by AFRO. Com, Fatal Invention offers a timely and provocative analysis (Nature) of race, science, and politics that is consistently lucid … Alarming but not alarmist, controversial but evidential, impassioned but rational (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
14. The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry
Author: by S. Joshua Swamidass
IVP (June 1, 2021)
Evolutionary science teaches that humans arose as a population, sharing common ancestors with other animals. Most readers of the book of Genesis in the past understood all humans descended from Adam and Eve, a couple specially created by God. These two teachings seem contradictory, but is that necessarily so?
In the fractured conversation of human origins, can new insight guide us to solid ground in both science and theology? In The Genealogical Adam and Eve, S. Joshua Swamidass tests a scientific hypothesis: What if the traditional account is somehow true, with the origins of Adam and Eve taking place alongside evolution?
Building on well-established but overlooked science, Swamidass explains how it’s possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone. His analysis opens up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve, consistent both with current scientific consensus and with traditional readings of Scripture.
These new possibilities open a conversation about what it means to be human. In this book, Swamidassuntangles several misunderstandings about the words human and ancestry, in both science and theologyexplains how genetic and genealogical ancestry are different, and how universal genealogical ancestry creates a new opportunity for rapprochementexplores implications of genealogical ancestry for the theology of the image of God, the fall, and people “outside the garden”Some think Adam and Eve are a myth.
15. A Child Is Born: The fifth edition of the beloved classic–completely revised and updated
Author: by Lennart Nilsson
The miracle of lifefor a new generation. The completely revised fifth edition of the beloved classic offers an astonishing glimpse of the world within the womb alongside authoritative advice for expectant parents. Deep inside a woman’s body, a miracle occurs.
An egg and sperm meet and a new human being is created. Through the unique photographs of Lennart Nilsson, we see the fascinating process of fertilization unfold and watch as an embryo develops from a tiny cluster of cells into a fetus, growing and maturing day by day until the time comes to meet the world outside the womb.
The book also describes pregnancy from a parent’s perspective, diving into maternity care, health during pregnancy, prenatal testing, and labor and delivery. First published nearly fifty years ago, A Child Is Born broke astonishing new ground, bringing the magic of pregnancy and birth to life.
This is the fifth edition of the beloved international classic, which teams Nilsson’s classic medical photographs with new documentary photographs by Linda Forsell and a revised text by professor Lars Hamberger and midwife Gudrun Abascal.
16. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Author: by James D. Watson
The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind. By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize.
At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science’s greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.
With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick’s desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work.