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Kornberg's new book "For the Love of Enzymes...traces the origins and development of his research on the biosynthesis of DNA, work that was to bring him a Nobel Prize in 1959. Although largely devoted to science, the book is written from a distinctly personal point of view, which adds greatly to its interest not only because of what we learn about Kornberg the man but also because of the light it sheds on how the personality of a researcher may be reflected in the style of his work...The fusion of biochemistry and genetics that has led to the dramatic emergence of molecular biology and genetic engineering in the past few decades is perhaps the most notable event in science in the later 20th century. "For the Love of Enzymes offers a unique and fascinating insight into the life and thought of a man whose work was at the center of these grand developments.
This is the life of a great scientist, told with modesty and wit. -- Peter Gorner "Chicago Tribune"
Kornberg's book shines with a love of science...Let us hope that there are those like him today who will, in 50 years' time, be able to inform, instruct and amaze us with a book such as this. -- Maxine Clarke "New Scientist"
Kornberg is a gifted writer and the book contains sentences of both wisdom and beauty..."For the Love of Enzymes" is at the same time charming, stimulating and informative, a reflection of its author. If widely read--and I very much hope it is--it will greatly contribute to the scientific education of the public. -- Efraim Racker "Nature"
A well-written history of the field and Kornberg's role in it, full of explanations of the science itself and clear-eyed observations about the process of research. Readers will find here the first-rate mind of a first-rate scientist, and there is pleasure in that. It is rare to read such a lucid account of epoch-making science. -- Lee Dembart "Los Angeles Times"
Kornberg's new book "For the Love of Enzymes..".traces the origins and development of his research on the biosynthesis of DNA, work that was to bring him a Nobel Prize in 1959. Although largely devoted to science, the book is written from a distinctly personal point of view, which adds greatly to its interest not only because of what we learn about Kornberg the man but also because of the light it sheds on how the personality of a researcher may be reflected in the style of his work...The fusion of biochemistry and genetics that has led to the dramatic emergence of molecular biology and genetic engineering in the past few decades is perhaps the most notable event in science in the later 20th century. "For the Love of Enzymes" offers a unique and fascinating insight into the life and thought of a man whose work was at the center of these grand developments. -- Eugene Kennedy "Science"

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