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The best genetics book for the layman and the scientist,
By A Customer
This review is from: Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (Hardcover)
If you are at all worried about where the genetic engineering revolution is taking us then this book is indispensible reading. Matt Ridley takes you through a journey of human history, psychy and disease in easily understanderble chapters, explaining what genes do without any of the recent media hype. The preface is possibly the best summary of the processes DNA goes through and its structure I have ever read...all biology A-level and degree students should be forced to read this books opening, and once they have done that they won't be able to put the rest down.