Reviews

  • Davis weaves a warm biographical thread through his tale of scientific discovery, revealing the drive and passion of those in the vanguard of research ... unusual results, astonishing implications and ethical dilemmas

    The Times
  • Davis makes the twists and turns all count

    Guardian
  • Davis ranges energetically through the research. Cultural references and anecdotes abound

    Nature
  • A fascinating, expertly told story

    New Statesman
  • The genes that make you a true individual ... Davis provides a well-written and easy-to-read account of the sometimes complicated biology behind the crucial genes that affect our lives so profoundly

    New Scientist
  • Wonderful pen-portraits of the many scientists involved in this fast-moving field ... 5 out of 5 stars

    BBC Focus magazine
  • Dr. Davis's readable and informative book takes the reader into unexpectedly interesting corners of both the immune system and the lives of immunologists. It is packed with an insider's knowledge - not just of the field, but of where its bodies are buried

    New York Times
  • An elegantly written, unexpectedly gripping account of how scientists painstakingly unravelled the way in which a small group of genes ... crucially influence, and unexpectedly interconnect, various aspects of our lives... Lab work has rarely been made to seem more interesting or heroic

    Guardian, Books of the Year 2013