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Armand Marie Leroi talks to Olivia Judson

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Erros of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2004 , 
'Once, people with disfiguring or bizzare mutations were thought monstrous. Now they give vital clues to the dance of genes during the body's growth. Leroi combines meticulous historical research, brand-new genetic understanding and consummate skill with words to tell an absorbing tale' (Matt Ridley)