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Siddhartha Mukherjee's best-selling book, The Gene: An Intimate History, is an epic and exhaustive work on the history, impact, and story of the most groundbreaking human discovery in generations - the gene.

This FastReads summary and analysis offers supplementary material to The Gene to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes!

What does this FastReads summary and analysis include?

  • Executive summary of the original book
  • Key takeaways from each chapter
  • Chapter-by-chapter synopses
  • Exposition and analysis

Original book summary overview:

This thoroughly researched and carefully constructed tome from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author weaves together scientific studies, gripping narratives, personal prose, and demanding questions to tell one of human history's most important stories - one with the greatest consequences to our past, present, and future.

Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, The Gene.

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