A breezy read on the state of genetic research today. I think the author's goal was not so much to give us lots of answers but to explain to us, "it's complicated". It depends. I relished the chance to read this in a world in which the media, in an effort to shrink everything down to digestible sound bytes, oversimplifies genetics (and so so many other things). The book is meant to be an eye-opener, and man, it works for that.
It definitely left me wanting to know more, though. It seems to skim across the surface of several topics, and there was a rhythm to the chapters, as though the author took a workshop on how to write punchy popular nonfiction and obeyed the pointers bullet-point by bullet-point.
But a book can't be all things to all people, and I'm certainly glad I took the time to read this one. It's a great introduction to how complicated cutting-edge genetic research has become, even in the last 10 years.