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'
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.
The contemplation of genetic engineering and many other modern technologies frightens many, and a study of this book reveals that the author is one of these people. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Dr. Lee D. Carlson
This easy-to-read, cogent analysis of the bio-tech - including genetic engineering - industry serves a critical purpose in the world right now. Read morePublished on May 6, 2008 by Ian Browde
I am not familiar with genetics, genomics, post genomics and all this stuff, but I read Intervention with a lot of interest, as a guide into the unknown. Read morePublished on November 28, 2007 by Francis Pisani
Denise Caruso brilliantly articulates issues around genetic engineering with clarity and insight in Intervention. Read morePublished on October 29, 2007 by Tiffany Shlain
I bought "Intervention" a couple of months ago and found it extremely enlightening, sobering, and supportive of very very careful and broadly inclusive development in transgenics. Read morePublished on October 27, 2007 by R. Lee, Atlanta
An important and interesting book. Important because of the timing as millions of acres of new food crops could conceivably alter the genetic legacy of the biosphere. Read morePublished on October 26, 2007 by David Thaler
I'm one of those technology-positive people who believe we can solve problems by building better solutions--and I still do. Read morePublished on October 26, 2007 by Nathan Shedroff
I read `Intervention` right after it came out in 2006 and enjoyed it very much. I found it to be an excellent comprehensive survey of the risk issues behind genetic engineering. Read morePublished on October 25, 2007 by George M.
Just because we can genetically engineer things doesn't mean that there aren't any consequences. In this passionately argued treatise, Caruso provides a welcome antidote to the... Read morePublished on October 25, 2007 by Thomas Rielly