Not surprisingly, p53 is the most studied gene in history. This enormously important gene has teased the minds of some of the most colourful and ambitious scientists around the world. These characters populate Sue Armstrong's book p53: The Gene That Cracked the Cancer Code, the story of medical science's mission to unravel the mysteries of this gene and to get to the heart of what happens in our cells when they turn cancerous. p53: The Gene That Cracked the Cancer Code reveals the tale of the search for this gene, as well as the excitement of the hunt for new cures - the hype, the lost opportunities, the blind alleys, and the thrilling breakthroughs.
As the long-anticipated revolution in cancer treatment tailored to each individual patient's symptoms starts to take off at last, p53 is still at the forefront of the game. This is a timely tale of scientific discovery and advances in our understanding of a disease that still affects more than one in three of us at some point in our lives.
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By Adriana on 25-12-14
Excellent story! Unfortunate narration at start
Where does p53: The Gene That Cracked the Cancer Code rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Excellent story and well researched. Unfortunately at the beginning the narrator was so annoying that I almost stopped listening. I have purchased over 500 audible books and have never had such a reaction to a narrator. But the story was so good that I continued listening. As the story progressed, the narrator improved. If only she narrated as she did in the middle and end this book would've gone all five stars
What did you like best about this story?
It's thorough and interesting research. It was not dry – – it was engaging.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elizabeth Jasicki?
There are so many to choose from. All Elizabeth had to do was narrate the beginning how she narrated in the middle and end of the audiobook. The narration was so bad at the beginning,that my husband commented: "how can you stand to listen to that". As an audible member for years this was the first time my husband commented in that manner. Again, it got better as the book progressed it was just so affected at the beginning.
Any additional comments?
If you're all interested in biology, genetics, cancer research, life-sciences you'll enjoy this book--it is worth your time. I would have enjoyed hearing whether the author had recommendations for the public at large.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Nelson on 03-01-17
One of the best medical Audiobooks ever!
I recommend this to any health care provider who takes a family history. Listen to the chapter on Li-Fraumeni. An excellent work!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful