Wendy's Reviews > The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World

The Genome War by James Shreeve
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Feb 24, 2008

it was ok

I am not sure I could like a book where the main character is so loathsome ... yeah Craig ... you are a creepy person ... you make scientists seem, ummmmm... mad, yeah mad. How in the world did you get to be so self-important? You want to know why so much government money is wasted ... look no further ... it goes to propping up the huge egos of Venter and his ilk. Sad, sad, sad. Did I learn anything from this book? yes. Did I really want to know? No.
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Avinash Kollipara Hi Wendy. You are right. However, the book in one way describes how far people can go to get attention/fame/currency for self. If he claims that he was doing for non-profit, why the hell would he pull over Gerry Rubin (Drosophilist) from the hall in the initial meeting to take him over on his side. Craig has got nothing to do with Drosophila !! Egos and attitudes...

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