I'll be honest, I was a little daunted by the thought of reading this book because science really isn't my best subject and I hoped it wasn't all going to be completely over my head. I needn't have worried. The author does an amazing job of conveying all the information about this complicated field, but not leaving the reader behind. He is able to explain very technical information in a clear manner, all the while not making it condescending in any way. I was impressed by the dedication the scientists showed to their field and also somewhat surprised at how competitive the field is. It was also interesting to me to learn more about the partnership between universities, researchers and business.
This novel could not be more timely and I felt it was an important work to read to stay informed about this crucial field. I left with a greater understanding of the gene editing process, the complicated moral and ethical issues faced and the process behind the creation of the COVID vaccines.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.