Natural obsessions: the search for the oncogene

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Houghton Mifflin, Jun 1, 1988 - Fiction - 394 pages
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On the leading edge of biological discovery is one of the most renowned cancer research laboratories in the world. The implications of their discoveries form tomorrow's headlines, yet Angier writes about the scientists themselves and not merely theri successes. 4-page photo insert.

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In recent years, molecular biology has developed so rapidly and become so complex, it is difficult even for a scientist to follow the latest manipulations of genetic material and related discoveries ... Read full review

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A great book. Although I am a scientist, one need not be though to truly enjoy this book and the tremendous science involved. The author did a tremendous job of capturing the passion involved in this groundbreaking work. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

NATALIE ANGIER writes about biology for the New York Times, where she has won a Pulitzer Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science journalism award, and other honors. She is the author of The Beauty of the Beastly, Natural Obsessions, and Woman, named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, People, National Public Radio, Village Voice, and Publishers Weekly, among others. A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Woman is a text so necessary and abundant and true that all efforts of its kind, for decades before and after it, will be measured by it (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Angier lives with her husband and daughter outside of Washington, D.C.

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