Picture Book #3 —The Gene

The Gene: An Intimate History Book by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Quick Musings

The study of Genes like most science has gone through 3 general periods — discovery; understanding; manipulation.

But as we approach manipulation of genes scientist have realized that each potential edit we make does not just have first, second or third order effects; but is more akin to butterfly effects that have unknown and permanent cascading effects.