Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body

by Armand Marie Leroi

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  • Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.04 out of 5
  • Published January 25th 2005 by Penguin Books
  • Original Title: Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
  • ISBN: 0142004820 (ISBN13: 9780142004821)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Guardian First Book Award (2004)

Visit Armand Marie Leroi on the web: http://armandleroi.com/index.htmlStep… effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it—a French convent girl who found herself changing sex at puberty; children who, echoing Homer’s Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family, whose bodies were entirely covered with hair, was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations and gave Darwin one of his keenest insights into heredity. This elegant, humane, and engaging book “captures what we know of the development of what makes us human” (Nature).