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I found the book in a secondhand book store after christmas and took a gamble as my holiday read.
This book is very well written but may be much more than the average reader can handle in terms of the science presented in great detail.
Apart from that it is a ripping good story with many fascinating scientific facts relating Venter's genome to his life story.
Excellent for understanding the field's development.
Herein you can hear the scientist's life and own words.
It will become part of my library.
Dr. Venter explains everything so clearly it felt like I was with him. I do not have a scientific background but I couldn't put it down. Very exciting!Published 24 days ago by Bill Hamm
Mr Venter has been pivotal in the genome arena and has done a great job of delivering his experience and knowledge to readers. I have no background in biology and Mr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mike kleiman
I enjoyed Craig Venter's auto-bio. >90% is about his work. He explains in vastly simplified ways cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, his winning strategy to use the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mehetabelle
I easily read through the egocentric 'I am just about a perfect person' and found the book both a page turner and chock full of insight. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fred Moore
For those interested in such subjects, this is a very interesting read. The first part of the book, when the author is relating his experiences when growing up will appeal to a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Teirlynck
Great men are often misunderstood in their time, and Dr. V is no exception. Centuries from now, mankind will look on this guy and his colleagues as revolutionaries whose... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brian Miller
If I had to suggest an alternative title, I would suggest the one above. Craig debts almost everything found in Genomic to himself or his crew, which he... Read more
I enjoyed Venter's colorful biography, which illustrated the challenges of scaling up and moving biological research our to private industry. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Raz Mathias