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Readers unfamiliar with the jargon of genetic research needn't fear; Ridley provides a quick, clear guide to the few words and concepts he must use to translate hard science into English. His writing is informal, relaxed, and playful, guiding the reader so effortlessly through our 23 chromosomes that by the end we wish we had more. He believes that the Human Genome Project will be as world-changing as the splitting of the atom; if so, he is helping us prepare for exciting times--the hope of a cure for cancer contrasts starkly with the horrors of newly empowered eugenicists. Anyone interested in the future of the body should get a head start with the clever, engrossing Genome. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Evidently it is the world telling us we can do what we want, that gives us the gift of free will.
This book is extremely well written and Mr. Ridley does a wonderful job of explaining very complex scientific information in clear and enjoyable prose.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about evoulution, the human genome project, and genetics in general.
I was looking for a good book to introduce me to the subject of genetics and this book met my expectations 100%. Read morePublished 15 days ago by sanjivjindia
Fantastic Reading! Wealth of information and a must read for every thinking person. Humbling yet exciting to know we are what our genes want us to be.Published 21 days ago by K. Jaishankar
Full of great information and interesting stores, but not exactly an "autobiography of a species. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Rachelette
Riveting! Extraordinarily and authoritatively written. A gift for the scientific minded academic. I shall treasure my annotated copy for a long time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by fefl