The Gene: An Intimate History

Presented by the Hall Center for the Humanities

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Cancer Specialist and Acclaimed Author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene

A cancer specialist, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee has devoted his life to caring for victims of cancer, a disease that sickens and kills millions of people around the world each year. As a researcher, his laboratory is on the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee is equally devoted to and effective in communicating the “story “of cancer through his writings. His newest book, The Gene: An Intimate History, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, is a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information? Mukherjee has been published in NatureNew England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, Journal of Clinical Investigation, The New York Times, and The New Republic.

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