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Important People in The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Gene and he appears as a character in the story at various points throughout the book. In each section, Mukherjee devotes narrative time to personal family stories in which he relates his own experiences with mental illness in his family to larger thematic questions on genetics, heredity, and the possibilities of gene manipulation technologies. Mukherjee serves as an interlocutor and guide for the reader, taking them through a long historical and scientific narrative and offering a contemporary voice and overarching narrative thread to unite the book.

In addition to his work as a scientific writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee is also a biologist and cancer specialist, making him a professional expert on this topic. Mukherjee's scientific background and knowledge is clear throughout the book and helps him to articulate and discuss the many complex ideas in the book from a professional...

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