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DNA: The secret of life
Many of the areas of modern genetics spawn controversies, and Watson doesn't shy away from giving his point of view on these subjects. This seems to be that we should make the maximum use of the new knowledge which we are gaining, for instance in the development of genetically modified foods and the screening of fetuses for genetic diseases. He also favours the 'nature' side of the 'nature vs nurture' question more than most people. His point of view might seem rather extreme to some people, but it's well argued and deserves to be read by those with opinions on both sides of the arguments.