Taking the nature vs. nurture debate to a new level, this fascinating, comprehensive journey into the world of genetic research and molecular biology offers a fresh assessment of the work that has been done in this relatively new field during the last half century-work that has demolished common assumptions and overturned existing theories about what determines our personality and behavior.
"An intriguing survey of genetic influence." -- The Bookwatch, October 1999
"A stimulating and highly readable introduction to the nature-nurture debate. . . . Essential for those who want to keep pace with the rapidly evolving sciences that seek to tell us exactly who we are." -- The New York Times Book Review
"…well-written and forceful." -- Washington Times
"A gifted writer and an astute observer…offers an informative and engrossing account." -- Library Journal
"Precise and witty, sensitive and forward looking." -- Booklist