A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society

James D. Watson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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ISBN 0-87969-581-1

In this collection of essays collected by Cold Spring Harbor Press, their Director then President Jim Watson writes about the human genome project, the war on cancer, his early defense of the safety of recombinant DNA, and other topics in bioethics. On the jacket cover, Richard Dawkins writes "Jim Watson has elevated his unique combination of justified arrogance, scurrilous candor, and disconcertingly mature wisdom into an art form.".



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Jim DeKloe

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