5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Different title, same exceptional book!,
This review is from: Masterminds: Genius, DNA, and the Quest to Rewrite Life (Paperback)
While I thought I was pretty informed within the American Biotech universe, it seems there is a greater hero. David Duncan is truly an expert on the topic. He introduces the reader to the greatest scientific minds of our age(through interviews) and links them together through the entertaining device of his own personal encounters with them. The book is truly informative but is also compelling as a narrative. Interestingly also, David Duncan is the co-host of NPR's radio show, Biotech Nation, although that bit of information doesn't seem to be mentioned in any of the coverage here.
I do find it tragic, however, that since the hard back book carries a completely different title than the softback, the rave reviews of the hardback haven't transferred over to the review commentary of the softback (Masterminds:...). For those of you interested in checking out those rave reviews, look up the following title: The Geneticist Who Played Hoops with My DNA : . . . And Other Masterminds from the Frontiers of Biotech.
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