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Genetics research is one of the most fast-changing and provocative subjects of science today, and no one source presents the issue as lucidly as The New York Times. The mysteries of genes and what their manipulation implies for the future of the human race are sometimes overwhelming to both scientist and layperson, but Nicholas Wade, Natalie Angier, Gina Kolata, and other ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by The Lyons Press (first published 1998)
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Cathrine Bonham
An in depth look at the science of genetics through articles published in The New York Times.

I found this book to be easy to read and at times entertaining. The articles provided a wealth of information without the technical jargon that weighs down the writing in the science journals. Because The Times has to service a wider more mainstream audience the writing is concise and enjoyable to read.

The latest article in this book is from 2000 so naturally it feels a bit dated. Though anyone looking
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Nicholas Wade is a British-born scientific reporter, editor and author who currently writes for the Science Times section of The New York Times. Wade was born in Aylesbury, England and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. Wade has been a correspondent, based in Washington, and deputy editor, based in London, of the journal Nature. He also reported from Washington for the journal ...more
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