The DNA of You And Me

Author Rothman, Andrea
Year 2019
First published 2019
Publisher New York: HarperCollins
Number of pages 256
Edition First US Hardcover
ISBN 9780062857811
Keywords medicine (biomedical research), biochemistry, ambition/recognition of scientists, literary or mainstream, female scientist, scientist main character, USA or Canada


How does smell work? Specifically, how do olfactory sensory neurons reach their targets in the brain, where smell is processed? Justin McKinnon has hired Emily Apell 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. Emily was born focused and driven. She’s always been more comfortable staring down the barrel of a microscope than making small talk with strangers. Competition doesn’t scare her. Her special place is the lab, where she analyzes DNA sequences, looking for new genes that might be involved in guiding olfactory neurons to their targets.(Amazon)