Welcome to BioTech Nation: My Unexpected Odyssey Into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas
Library Journal's Best Business Books for 2007
As host of public radio's Tech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn has long been known for making all aspects of science and technology meaningful to the general listening public. But when she spontaneously decided at a cocktail-fueled biotech industry event that she would be launching a weekly segment on biotech -- a subject that existed well outside of her normal comfort zone -- she had her work cut out for her. For the millions of people who now listen to BioTech Nation, the rest is history.
Going behind the science and business of biotech, the book rides along with Dr. Gunn as she interviews an interesting and colorful cast of characters from the industry, including a DNA scientist with ego to burn and a pharmaceutical exec with a penchant for Viagra. Filled with compelling stories of everything from the genetically modified food fight to the reasons why the presidential stem lines are dying, the book explores the fascinating theories and breakthroughs in this exciting field.
Funny, entertaining, and informative, Welcome to BioTech Nation is a unique, inside look at biotechnology today...and a glimpse at what could be in store for us tomorrow.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ImBookingIt - LibraryThing
This book wasn't what I was expecting.It was far more readable and entertaining, but somewhat less educational. I was prepared to work very hard with my reading, and that wasn't necessary.So what did ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - npbone - LibraryThing
I had hoped for this book to be strictly about the new innovations in biotech but this book had a bit too much babble in it about Miora Gunn's supposedly fascinating entry into the biotech community. Some people may like her personal style of writing but I found it to be slow and irksome. Read full review
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The Amazing Chakrabarty
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Presidential by Any Other Name
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Dead Ends or New Beginnings?
The Skinny on Genes
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