Perhaps the most balanced and readable look yet at assessing the risks of genetic engineering. ... One can only hope that the meticulously-argued 'Intervention' will receive a wide reading in Washington, where our national risk assessment policies are forged. Otherwise, it's hard to imagine that we will manage to avoid another thalidomide or Chernobyl, but this time with potential damages that could span continents and last for generations. ... 'Intervention' makes a strong case that it doesn t have to be that way. --Michael Rogers, 'The Practical Futurist,' MSNBC
I learned more about biotechnology from this book than any other I've read ... Caruso lays out in chilling detail exactly why even (perhaps especially) those of us who are strong supporters of science and innovation ought to be extremely concerned about the unintended consequences of contemporary biotechnological industrial research.... ['Intervention'] offers such clear thinking it becomes a step towards solutions. And when the person ringing the alarm bell is no luddite, but one of our brightest technology writers, the alarm demands our attention. --Alex Steffen, founder, Worldchanging.com
In Intervention, Denise Caruso challenges scientists to do a better job of evaluating the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and communicating unbiased findings to the public ... One of the major strengths of the book is its accessibility to a general audience. ... Sadly, many of the experts and industry representatives whom she targets are unlikely to read the book, although they should. --Allison Snow, Ph.D., in 'Nature'
About the Author
Denise Caruso is the co-founder and executive director of The Hybrid Vigor Institute, a not-for-profit research and consulting practice focused on collaborative research and problem-solving. She writes the Re:framing column in the Sunday Business section of The New York Times. Also a veteran technology journalist and analyst, she began covering the personal computer era in the early 1980s for a variety of trade and national publications. For the five years prior to founding Hybrid Vigor in 2000, Caruso wrote the Digital Commerce column for the Times.