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The Selfish Gene The Selfish Gene (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 135,035 ratings — published 1976
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.02 — 434,184 ratings — published 2010
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Next Next (Hardcover)
by (shelved 34 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.46 — 59,660 ratings — published 2006
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 11,286 ratings — published 1982
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The Double Helix The Double Helix (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.90 — 15,695 ratings — published 1968
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The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
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avg rating 4.09 — 208,146 ratings — published 2005
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Jurassic Park Jurassic Park (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as genetics)
avg rating 4.16 — 39,015 ratings — published 1990
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Prey Prey (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.68 — 127,571 ratings — published 2002
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Seize the Night (Moonlight Bay, #2) Seize the Night (Moonlight Bay, #2)
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avg rating 4.07 — 22,891 ratings — published 1998
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Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.91 — 1,498 ratings — published 2002
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The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
by (shelved 15 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.99 — 244,109 ratings — published 2013
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Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, #1) Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, #1)
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avg rating 3.99 — 35,505 ratings — published 1968
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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as genetics)
avg rating 4.11 — 35,733 ratings — published 2004
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Cartoon Guide to Genetics Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 787 ratings — published 1983
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.14 — 59,458 ratings — published 2009
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DNA: The Secret of Life DNA: The Secret of Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 2,913 ratings — published 2002
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The Language of Genes The Language of Genes (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.91 — 476 ratings — published 1993
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Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
by (shelved 9 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.64 — 493,500 ratings — published 2013
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The Windup Girl The Windup Girl (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.74 — 71,314 ratings — published 2009
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The Origin of Species The Origin of Species (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.94 — 111,758 ratings — published 1859
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Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3) Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)
by (shelved 8 times as genetics)
avg rating 4.17 — 88,000 ratings — published 2007
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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.94 — 7,179 ratings — published 1994
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The Epigenetics Revolution The Epigenetics Revolution (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 4.09 — 2,494 ratings — published 2011
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Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
by (shelved 7 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.98 — 188,032 ratings — published 2003
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Y: The Descent of Men Y: The Descent of Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as genetics)
avg rating 3.80 — 482 ratings — published 2002
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Timothy Ferris
“I placed some of the DNA on the ends of my fingers and rubbed them together. The stuff was sticky. It began to dissolve on my skin. 'It's melting -- like cotton candy.'
'Sure. That's the sugar in the DNA,' Smith said.
'Would it taste sweet?'
'No. DNA is an acid, and it's got salts in it. Actually, I've never tasted it.'
Later, I got some dried calf DNA. I placed a bit of the fluff on my tongue. It melted into a gluey ooze that stuck to the roof of my mouth in a blob. The blob felt slippery on my tongue, and the taste of pure DNA appeared. It had a soft taste, unsweet, rather bland, with a touch of acid and a hint of salt. Perhaps like the earth's primordial sea. It faded away.

Page 67, in Richard Preston's biographical essay on Craig Venter, "The Genome Warrior" (originally published in The New Yorker in 2000).
Timothy Ferris, The Best American Science Writing 2001

Christian Cantrell
“Because the thing about viruses is that they're easily manipulated. The DNA they inject doesn't have to be destructive. It can be replaced with almost any kind of DNA you want, and it can be programmed to only replace certain parts of the host's genetic code. In other words, viruses are perfect vectors for genetic engineering.”
Christian Cantrell

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