A principal architect and visionary of the new biology, a Nobel Prize winner at 34 and best selling author at 40 The Double Helix , James D Watson had the authority, flair, and courage to take an early and prominent role as commentator on the march of DNA science and its implications for society In essays for publications large and small, and in lectures around the world, he delivered what were, in effect, dispatches from the front lines of the revolution Outspoken and sparkling with ideas and opinions, a selection of them is collected for the first time in this volume Their resonance with today s headlines is striking....
|Title||:||A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society (Science & Society)|
|Publisher||:||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 1 edition August 20, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||266 pages|
|File Size||:||869 KB|
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A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society (Science & Society) Reviews
Chris, I've been reading Watson's new book "a passion forDNA". Autobiographical writings on the thought process and earlyDNA players of the 40s 50s and 60s, as well as some more recent musings on recombinant DNA, cancer and the genome.
James D. Watson's "A Passion For DNA, Genes, Genomes, and Society," Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2000, is an interesting historical and non-technical read of 25 essays on a variety of topics dear to his interests. His keen assessment of various individuals and groups that impacted the progress of DNA research can be appreciated by all readers both technical and non-technical.
The man is a genius - Nudge, Nudge say no more. To say the J. Watson has insight is an understatement. Plus he writes in a very understandable way.