A riveting book. . Gene provides a thorough insight into the growth and development of the field of genetics. What makes it different from other scientific literature is that the Gene has anecdotes from the author's life as well. 'Intimate' personal accounts of how the science of hereditary play a huge part of author's family is poignant. And such anecdotes make this book an amazing read for a layman also. The scientific jargon is to a minimum. The human side of science is highlighted. The whole history of genetics with its dark side portrayed like a beautiful story.