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STARRED REVIEW

Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity

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Review of ‘Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity’

Chance in the House of Fate, Jennifer Ackerman's fascinating new book, is natural both in mission and execution. Blending ruminations on heredity with scientific knowledge, Ackerman draws readers in with a series of questions and thoughts about genetics that surpass what we typically consider "nature writing."

By using personal anecdotes to illustrate her points,…

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