The DNA of You and Me

The DNA of You and Me

A Novel

Book - 2019
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How does smell work? Specifically, how do olfactory sensory neurons project to their targets in the olfactory bulb, where smell is processed? Justin McKinnon has hired fresh-faced graduate student Emily to study that question. What Justin hasn't told Emily is that two other scientists in the lab, Aeden and Allegra, are working on a very similar topic, and their findings may compete with her research. And to Emily's great surprise, her rational mind is unsettled by Aeden.
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
ISBN: 9780062857811
Characteristics: 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: D N A of you and me.


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Apr 22, 2019

Emily is a researcher in a science lab in New York City, working on a project involving the olfactory system in mice. Her colleague Aeden, also researching the subject, turns out to be inexplicably intriguing to her. Together, they feel optimistic that they're poised to discover a breakthrough in their field.

While I somewhat enjoyed learning about lab culture and gaining a small peek into what is involved in scientific projects spanning multiple years, the interpersonal aspects of this story were dull and, frankly, bizarre. Why Emily wanted to have anything at all to do with Aeden is a mystery to me.

I received this ARC via LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.


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