"A rare accomplishment, matched only by the best of Lewis Thomas."
--David Baltimore, president, California Institute of Technology
"Weissmann's juggling with the balls of global politics, biology, medicine and culture in the framework of history is breathtaking."
--Bengt Samuelsson, chairman, Nobel Foundation
". . . combines science, medicine, history, philosophy, and poetry in describing the successful sequencing and assembly of the human genome."
--J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.