Kathy Weston has written a book about key areas of modern biology that is both entertaining and informative. Her portraits of the key scientists at the then ICRF at Lincoln's Inn Fields, who made some of the seminal discoveries she describes, bring them to life as interesting and often entertaining people, far from the usual stereotype of the single track scientist sitting at his bench. This is a book that can be enjoyed by all, whether or not a scientist.
- Sir Walter Bodmer, Cancer & Immunogenetics Laboratory, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
It brings back a lot of good memories, gives a vivid description of that beehive of science, and is very well written, with lots of endearing Englishisms.
- DDLHarold Varmus, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989; ICRF sabbatical visitor 1978-1979