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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Watson Narrator: Dan Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1962, James Watson shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins for the discovery of the structure of DNA, the fundamental molecular building block of life, which explains how hereditary information is replicated. Now, this renowned scientist returns to give this authoritative yet personal account of the course of modern genetic research and the technological and ethical challenges unleashed by it. In a rich story that appeals to the general reader, Watson explains how cellular processes act in the drama of molecular biology and explores the genetic choices that we now face. What are genetically modified foods, and do they really pose a threat to consumers or the environment? What options are available to a woman planning to have a child?
“Reading Watson is a delight, an opportunity to breathe the rarefied air of his generation’s greatest scientists.”—Publishers Weekly Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 2/18/2014

    " This book was a good crash course in genomics. James Watson has the ability to write in layman's terms well even though he is credited with the partial discovery of the DNA double helix. I liked the way he was able to write about many aspects of emerging DNA science with great knowledge of the peoples, actions and events such that it reads with more depth than a mere encyclopedia, even though at times, the author sounds a bit as if he feels that he can do no wrong...a possible by-product of a lack of humbleness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 2/13/2014

    " i read this a while ago, maybe back in high school? i'm not really into overly scientific books and whatnot, but this one was really interesting. watson makes it a fun, enjoyable read even if you aren't into academic types of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hamood Alsudais | 2/10/2014

    " It is a great book because the author tried to make things understandable and interesting. History, stories, scientific explanation, the opponents and the proponents views all together came up with this wonderful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katie Mcsweeney | 2/8/2014

    " Read this as a genetics undergrad and it was one of those books that confirmed my love of the subject, along with The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry. A fascinating area! But poor Rosalind Franklin where is her Nobel Prize??? "

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