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Natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier Rating: 5,1/10 528 reviews

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natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

Although I was sometimes got annoyed by Angier's dramatizations especially when describing the physical characteristics of the scientists , overall I thought she did an admirable job of humanizing this Boston institution. I am a biomedical researcher, currently a postdoctoral fellow. She has a gift for finding the exact turn of phrase to convey a complex idea. This book describes the search for the genetic basis of human cancer. For undergraduates unsure of thier career choices, I can recommend no better book than Natural Obsessions for deciding if scientific research is for them. This permits an accurate glimpse of life inside a modern laboratory. The other side of the story is, indeed, academic in nature, though interwoven seamlessly with the stories.

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Natural Obsessions by Natalie Angier

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

It's what I would expect of a book by Ms. It's full of ups and downs of the so many well characterized established scientists, eager postdocs, and fresh Ph. Of interest to students thinking of a career in science as well as practicing scientists who will relish the honest portrayals and may personally know a number of the scientists who are now prominent in their fields. In her first book, Natural Obsessions: The Search for the Oncogene, Angier explores the world of cancer cell research. But what unfolded instead was a journey through the strange and passionate world of research.

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Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

Hobbies and other interests: Weightlifting. I like the content of the book fine, in fact, it's very good. Angier spent a good part of the year in Robert Weinberg's molecular biology lab and put it to good use with this volume. It's a heavy and fantastic reading experience for me, even it was published first about 25 years ago. Not all of it will be clear immediately, but the essence of the book doesn't require total familiarity with the technicalities.

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Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

Booklist, June 1, 1997, Donna Seaman, review of The Beauty of the Beastly, p. A don't miss for those interested in science in action, biology, genomics, or medical history. Times Literary Supplement, March 19, 1999, Anne Magurran, review of Woman, p. It unforgettably portrays some of the best young scientists in the world, the rewards and discouragements of scientific research, and the very process of scientific inquiry. And this book is way better than I expected.

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Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell by Natalie Angier

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

Education: , 1974-76; Barnard College, 1978, B. It unforgettably portrays some of the best young scientists in the world, the rewards and discouragements of scientific research, and the very process of scientif As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. Summary As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. It will help you hold on in the so frequent frustrating time. As of 2001, the book has been used as a text in a cancer biology course at the and the. There is as much backstabbing, cut-throat competitiveness, and outright selfishness in the research world shown here as in any other professional field. I worked on my biology doctorate in the 90's across the street from Weinberg's lab, so could thoroughly identify with the trials and tribulations if not the glories described in the book.

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Natural Obsessions by Natalie Angier (ebook)

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

The author's vivid writing illustrate the far from straight knowledge discovery process. As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. I do not know whether the author has scientific training background, but reading the book is like talking with a scientist in the specific basal cancer research field for a long time, but not from a reporter. It unforgettably portrays some of the best young scientists in the world, the rewards and discouragements of scientific research, and the very process of scientific inquiry. And I admire anyone who would dedicate enough time to read the whole book from outside of science field. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1991.

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Natural Obsessions by Natalie Angier

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

Smithsonian, November, 1988, review of Natural Obsessions, p. Journal of the , February 3, 1989, Robert M. Natural obsessions: striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell reprint ed. New York Times Book Review, July 10, 1988, review of Natural Obsessions, p. For some, like one of my friends who chose med school over grad school, the themes of competitiveness and failure can be disheartening.

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Natural Obsessions by Natalie Angier (ebook)

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

It conveys the excitement and dedication of those working at the cutting edge of study of the human cell, how it works and how it goes wrong. Library Journal, February 15, 2000, review of Woman, p. For the work, she spent several months as a resident journalist in Robert Weinberg's laboratory in the esteemed Whitehead Institute of the. I had expected, as with all other undergraduate literature, to find only academic value in the book and approached it as such. Cook-Degan, review of Natural Obsessions, p. The book was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1988.

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Natural Obsessions by Natalie Angier

natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

Discover magazine, New York City, staff writer, 1980-83; Savvy magazine, New York City, editor, 1983-84; Time magazine, New York City, staff writer, 1984-86; New York University, journalism educator, 1987-89; New York Times, New York City, reporter, 1990, currently Washington science correspondent. The author had many flattering but also not so flattering things to say about the lab. As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. Hall, review of Natural Obsessions: The Search for the Oncogene, p. It's pretty annoying, particularly in a book full of medical terms I'm not familiar with. Really a great book to read for would-be graduate students. Yet, the book has sufficient technical details for us professionals, and captures the complex personal and professional relationships of scientists.

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natural obsessions striving to unlock the deepest secrets of the cancer cell natalie angier

It is the humanity of the researchers that drives this book, not the research itself. The book is written from a perspective of a non-scientist. Hippocrates, January-February, 1989, Stephen S. Despite the heavy scientific concepts throughout the book, Natalie Angier -- a non-scientistist herself -- has taken great pains to evince the most convoluted theories in a light, colorful language. This book gives insight into the day-to-day working of a top scientific laboratory with no embellishment - both the excitement and thrill of discovery as well as the drudgery and politics can be found in Natural Obsessions. In my senior year of college, we were assigned Natural Obsessions for the relevance to oncology as a science.

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