by Sam Kean
What do you know about DNA? Want to know more? Be entertained while you learn and pick up this book! Kean covers everything from how DNA works and how scientists sequence it to the many controversies studying DNA has contributed to. Do cat hoarders have altered DNA that compels them to keep kitties? How do mutations happen, and what do they mean? What scientists have been overlooked for their groundbreaking research, and which ones may have gone a bit too far? With an extensive "Notes and Errata" section that expands on stories and points you to other places to dig if you want to find out more, this book is a great introduction to the importance and workings of DNA for the nonscientist.