Christopher Douyard narrates Columbia University geneticist David Goldstein's analysis of the pitfalls, profits, and pipe dreams surrounding both academic and for-profit research into human genetics. The author's historical overview of the field is an excellent primer or refresher. While Douyard narrates in an accessible, straightforward way that facilitates an understanding of the basics, he sounds like he is reading aloud from a textbook. His bright yet somewhat monotonic narration makes listening past Chapter 2 difficult. Goldstein presents a lot of interesting ethical questions for listeners to contemplate. But the audiobook is too bogged down in the details, and the neutral narrative style fails to effectively engage listeners in the serious implications of altering the human genome. J.T. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2022
DD ISBN 9781666179408 $19.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2022
DD ISBN 9781666179415 $47.95
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