The Quarterly Review of Biology

Prof. Elof Axel Carlson reviews the Society of Genes: “It is a book that I hope will find its way into undergraduate courses.”


Review in FAZ!

“Lercher and Yanai went to great lengths to pack our current knowledge about genes into a wrapping of prose that is, as far as the aspect of evolutionary theory is concerned, at the level of Dawkins, and the same time comes across stylistically as a popular version of the visionary Dawkins.”

“With their genetical excursions and their – fortunately often graphically illustrated – molecular depth of thought, Lercher and Yanai present one of the most vivid text book for the often abstract and far too complex life sciences.”
“The book demonstrates: you don’t need to be an expert to understand the molecular biological upheaval of our time.”