My cousin is a Genetic Counselor, so I was excited to read THE GENOME ODYSSEY to learn about her line of work and be able to chat with her about it. While the book is extremely well-written, I was not able to finish it. I was never that great of a science student growing up. General ideas were always very interesting, but those classes were consistently the most difficult for me. All of that being said, I think science is SUPER cool and interesting--I just think I do better with science related topics in a visual setting like a documentary. I wanted to start out with this disclaimer because I don't think this book is bad by any means, I'm just not the best audience for this book.
I will say I enjoyed the different patient stories and how genetics were used to identify and treat certain medical conditions. The book reminded me a bit of the tv show House in this way. Using science and technology to help solve a medical mystery. This topic is one that I would love to learn more about, but the book was a bit too dense for me. I will be sending my copy on to my cousin who I'm sure will love this book!