About this book
The amazing story of the discovery of the double helix, written by its co-discoverer, James Watson. "There are few better introductions than this" "New Scientist"
Tells the story of the amazing molecule since its discovery, following modern genetics from his own Nobel prize-winning work in the fifties to Dolly, the sheep, designer babies and GM foods. This guide to one of the most triumphant achievements of human science introduces the science of modern genetics, along with its history and its implications.