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"I never liked the "Dummies" title on books but have found that ..." - by C. Locke (Southern California)
I recently had my DNA sequenced and analyzed and have become interested in genetics beyond just reading the reports. I purchased this book to get an introduction to and deeper understanding of the reports I am reading. I never liked the "Dummies" title on books but have found that this book is packed with exactly the type and level of material I have been looking for without having to dive into a college level genetics textbook.
"First Read to De-Demonize GMO, then to hear a Contemporary Account of Science Struggling to be Heard over the Noise" - by Knowlengr (NYC Metro)
I was among the throngs in the 2017 Science March in Washington DC, which according to the Wikipedia authors included as many as 100,000. Other marches around the world were also well-attended. Washington's Peoples Climate March the following week was twice as large. Yet both marches saw an abundance of anti-GMO signage,with seemingly far less genetic engineering advocacy. The contradictions were jarring.

Lynas, a former anti-GMO activist, does a creditable job to retrace his shift of opinion and to give all sides -- even the much-maligned Monsanto -- a fair hearing with appropriate context.

In doing so, Lynas elevates SEEDS OF SCIENCE to a higher level; this is a book Dean Schooler [[ASIN:B00BXUFLLO Science, Scientists, and Public Policy, 1971, 338 pages with illustrations.]] or Thomas Kuhn [[ASIN:0226458075 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions]] might appreciate.

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1. It demonstrates that evidence-based progress in science is deeply affected by organizational, political and ... full review
"Five Stars" - by Amazon Customer
Great book for the graduate level RN!--Dr. Cheryl Green, Southern CT State University
"but I feel like I learned a lot reading this" - by Geoff H.
This book was very interesting. Genomics isn't my field, but I feel like I learned a lot reading this. It's quick. Mostly conceptual, which seems to be challenging with such a deep, technical field. Glad I picked this up.
"An ultimate glossary for DNA, genomics, personalized medicine" - by Daniel H. Farkas (Washington, MI USA)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is a great read. It's easy to read and arranged in glossary style with handy cross-references so that you can skip around and get all the tangents on a topic. This book is very versatile in who could benefit. While it's handy for college, high school and even middle school students trying to get a handle on potentially difficult science class concepts (and thus very good good for non-science majors) it is also very useful for venture capitalists, sales and marketing professionals new to the field of molecular diagnostics, investors and executives in companies contemplating getting involved in the field. Indeed, anyone interested in DNA, and that should be all of us, would benefit from this book. The book increases scientific literacy.
"A great, entertaining look at humanity through genetics" - by Steve G (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
I loved this book. It is the second by Adam Rutherford that I've read and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first, Creation. Rutherford writes in plain language and although it is a science book, it reads more like a novel. It is a meandering but fascinating look at human history through DNA, but in jargon-free language. What I like best about the book are: the message that we are all interconnected; Rutherford's great use of the alphabet as an analog for genes and DNA; and Rutherford’s great sense of humor. His description of a medical symposium is as funny as anything I've read. I have read a few history of humanity books lately and not many can match Rutherford’s. One that is a match is “Built on Bones” by Brenna Hassett but both of these books are far superior to Peter Ungar’s Evolution’s Bite. I ... full review
"Must Read Guide for Development of Omic-based Tests" - by Rhonda Rhyne
A must-read guide for independent, objective advice for best practices when developing omic-based tests.