Creation – How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself By Rutherford, Adam – 2013
Biotechnology fans will find this a fascinating discussion of research into the origins of life billions of years ago, with excursions into the biochemistry of DNA and the cell.
The Epigenetics Revolution How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance, Nessa Carey, – 2012)
Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers – No More Unnecessary Biopsies, Radical Treatment or Loss of Sexual Potency By Blum, Ralph – 2010
Medical technology has advanced remarkably, providing better treatment options and improving the patients’ outcomes. The book was written jointly by a doctor and a patient, and is very readable. Hardcover, 300 pages.
Baby-making, Bart Fauser, – 2011
Couples who want to know about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) will find this book interesting. It is well written by medical researchers, and quite readable. Hardcover, 300 pages.
The Viral Storm – The Dawn of A New Pandemic Age, Nathan Wolfe, 2011
Written by a Stanford professor, this very readable book explains epidemics. Hardcover, 250 pages.
The Quest for the Cure – The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines, Brent Stockwell, Columbia University Press, 2011
This book explains how researchers discover new drugs to fight diseases such as cancer. The book is very readable, and you do not need a background in biochemistry to understand it. Hardcover, 200 pages.
Biopunk – DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life, Marcus Wohlsen, – 2011
If the base-pair sequence contained in your genes’ DNA can be compared with computer programs, and the technology to modify genes is increasingly understood, then open source programmers have broad new horizons. Hardcover, 200 pages.
The $1,000 Genome – The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine, Kevin Davies, – 2010
A guide to the future of personalized medicine. Hardcover, 300 pages.
Beyond Boundaries – The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines–and How It Will Change Our Lives, Miguel Nicolelis, – 2011
This book is about advances in brain control of prostheses. Written by a professor of neuroscience and very readable. Hardcover, 350 pages.
World Wide Mind – The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines and the Internet, Michael Chorost, – 2011
About the use of bionic implants and wearable computers. Hardcover, 200 pages.