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The Violinist's Thumb

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Theres enough DNA in a single body to stretch nearly to the moon, and that DNA can tell us not only how humans evolved from the muck but why a few of us turn into brilliant violinists while others adore cats. Kean, who scored a New York Times best seller with The Disappearing Spoon, is a science journalist with a flair for words; from what I have seen, the language is fluid and accessible, even for the science-challenged. With a four-city tour.

GenreNonFiction
Nature
Science
TopicsGenetics
Genetic disorders
DNA research
Evolution
Science history
Science
Politics