About this book
A fascinating and entertaining exploration of human DNA from the author of "The Disappearing Spoon". Sam Kean reveals what DNA can tell us about vampires, spies, poets and musical genius, in a book that will inform and amuse in equal measure. 'Kean has Bill Bryson's comic touch' "New Scientist"
Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a cat lady's love for felines? How does DNA lead to people with no fingerprints or humans born with tails? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible thumbs and fingers of a truly singular violinist?