Time, Love, Memory : With the discovery of the double helix a generation ago, it was inevitable that we would ask new questions about the origins of behavior - animal and human. How much of our fate is decided before we are born? What is written and in what code? What chain of reactions leads from a twisted strand of DNA to a raucous laugh? To a thought? To a memory? To a head turning toward the light? To the habit of frowning? To a raised hand - or a raised wing? The man who has given us our first concrete and often astonishing answers is the maverick scientist Seymour Benzer - one of the greatest biologists of the century. His early work on the gene helped transform biological research, and the experiments that he began at the California Institute of Technology - experiments that are, like Benzer himself, at once whimsical, serious, and highly original - are now transforming the study of genes and behavior. In this book, Jonathan Weiner tells the story of Benzer and his work.