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Frameshift

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Robert J. Sawyer

There is a 50 percent chance that geneticist Pierre Tardivel is carrying the gene for Huntington's Disease, a fatal disorder. That knowledge drives Pierre in his work on the Human Genome Project, an attempt by scientists to map human genes. But a strange … see full wiki

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Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
2 reviews about Frameshift
review by . September 02, 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed this book which examines some important moral and scientific issues. I liked Pierre and Molly and found the information on DNA fascinating. But I think the author went off in too many directions, with the Nazi stuff (incorporating true events involving the false accusations against John Demjanjuk), the crazy old guy studying Neanderthal DNA, the findings on DNA frameshifting, and the greedy insurance company with its murderous founder and rapacious stockholders.    Unlike …
review by . October 27, 2004
This is a Robin Cookish type of thriller. It intertwines questions about healthcare insurance, patients with debilitating diseases, Nazi hunting, mind reading, DNA, and Neanderthals. Sawyer covers all these topics well and throws in some highly likeable characters too. Pierre Tardival is a geneticist who has to deal with Huntington's disease, which will disable him both physically and mentally until it kills him. He has other significant issues to deal with such as someone who is trying to murder …
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