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3 Best Books about DNA

Discover a collection of fascinating books about DNA, exploring its mysteries, breakthroughs, and impact on science and society.


The Code Breaker

by Walter Isaacson

4.7 (11905 reviews)

What is The Code Breaker about?

"The Code Breaker" is a captivating non-fiction book that delves into the life and groundbreaking work of a brilliant scientist named Jennifer Doudna. This riveting narrative explores the world of gene editing and its potential to shape the future of humanity. With meticulous research and engaging storytelling, the author, Walter Isaacson, takes readers on a journey through scientific discoveries, ethical dilemmas, and the immense possibilities that lie within our DNA.

Who should read The Code Breaker

  • Scientists and researchers interested in the revolutionary field of gene editing.

  • Ethicists and policymakers grappling with the implications of genetic engineering.

  • General readers curious about the potential impact of gene editing on humanity.


The Gene

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

4.7 (4339 reviews)

What is The Gene about?

"The Gene: An Intimate History" delves into the captivating world of genetics, exploring the profound impact genes have on our lives. Siddhartha Mukherjee takes readers on a journey through the history of genetics, from its discovery to the present day. With a blend of scientific expertise and personal anecdotes, Mukherjee unravels the complexities of genes, shedding light on their role in shaping our identities, health, and the future of medicine.

Who should read The Gene

  • Science enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive exploration of genetics.

  • Medical professionals looking to deepen their understanding of genetics.

  • Individuals curious about the impact of genes on human history.


The Double Helix

by James Watson, KBE

4.5 (1188 reviews)

What is The Double Helix about?

"The Double Helix" is a captivating memoir that delves into the exhilarating journey of unraveling the mystery behind the structure of DNA. Written by a renowned scientist, this personal account takes readers behind the scenes of the scientific community in the 1950s, revealing the intense competition, brilliant minds, and ethical dilemmas that shaped one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history.

Who should read The Double Helix

  • Scientists and researchers interested in the history of DNA discovery.

  • Biology students and enthusiasts seeking insights into DNA structure.

  • Individuals curious about the personal experiences of a renowned scientist.