Life at the top of any intellectual discipline is not necessarily a kindly experience. The very bright can be bold brash characters.
Two men who have radically changed our knowledge of genetics are James Watson and Craig Venter.
Watson and Crick were the first to adequately describe DNA and in doing so transform our understanding of biology.
Craig Venter organised a privately funded project to decode the human genome.
Each have written an account of their lives and experiences.
Craig Venter , A life decoded: My genome: My life
James Watson Avoiding boring people. And other lessons from a life in science.
Oxford University Press
Well reviewed and worth looking at.
- Martin Eastwood