Jessica's Reviews > The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean
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Jun 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, ala, science

The Violinist's Thumb is an engaging and accessible introduction to DNA and the stories that surround it. Most of it was review for me because I have a biology degree and did my undergraduate research in genetics, and I felt that Kean did a good job explaining concepts without dumbing it down too much. I am a sucker for science books filled with interesting anecdotes, and I enjoyed learning about or being reminded of the (sometimes strong) personalities involved with genetic research.

I picked up a free ARC of this book at ALA.
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