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Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity
 
 
Author
Jennifer Ackerman.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780618219094
Pages/Publication Date 252/2001
Daedalus Item Code 20208
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In the last few years, scientists have discovered that all living things, from yeasts to worms to humans, are guided by similar genes and proteins; at the most fundamental level, we are genetically linked to every part of the natural world. The author of Notes from the Shore here conducts an often personal tour through the surprising turns of heredity, informed by the ways genetic inheritance has affected her own life. From a younger sister's profound retardation and her mother's illness to the births of her own healthy daughters, Jennifer Ackerman presents her experiences as telling markers that can illuminate the hidden biological connections among all forms of life.

"I am reminded of Lewis Thomas and Annie Dillard, but most of all of Walt Whitman. Jennifer Ackerman sings a song of self in the widest possible sense, the unity of all life on our planet."—Alan Lightman

"Tying together the famous and the forgotten, the microscopic and the vast, Chance in the House of Fate is a fascinating book."—NYTBR

 
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