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A fascinating and exciting journey!
on September 8, 2005
Firstly, I haven't even finished this book at the time of my writing this review, but I could no longer wait to comment on it.
The distinguished feature of this book is its style of writing. It is incredibly simple and straight forward, without any unncessary twist of language or logic. Although this is a depiction of the whole story behind the Human Genome Project, it reads like an epic tale of a breathtaking journey.
James Shreeve gives a close account of all the events that led up to sequencing of human genome, including politics, science, business, legal matters and personal relations. What's more, is that a lay reader who understands nothing about gene or molecular biology can learn a whole lot of things he didn't know before. While the book is not technical in biological and other scientific explanations, it is sufficient to explain to the lay reader about genes, their importance as well as their pharamaceutical value.
This book, like other reviewers have mentioned, is truly hard to put down. Highly recommended to everyone!!