The Biologist's Imagination
Innovation in the Biosciences
William Hoffman and Leo Furcht
Reviews and Awards
"Bill Hoffman and Leo Furcht have seamlessly synthesized the scientific, historical, economic, legal and institutional factors that will make or break progress in the life sciences over the next decades. Their account is learned and accessible. An impressive achievement." --Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., author of The Body Politic: The Battle over Science in America
"The Biologist's Imagination is an essential and readable introduction to the Biological Revolution, covering everything from drugs to DNA to regional development. Authors William Hoffman and Leo Furcht have achieved the twin goals of scientific accuracy and accessibility to the lay reader. The book is an answer to every pessimist who thinks that the economy's potential for growth and progress has reached its limit." --Dr. Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute, and Former Chief Economist, BusinessWeek
Featured in the ERA SynBio Newsletter as a suggested 2014 Summer Read.
Featured on Techonomy.
"[E]xtraordinary times produce extraordinary innovation from extraordinary imaginations. Hoffman and Furcht have done a fine and detailed job describing how we've reached those times and the platforms upon which the next century of innovators will build. It's a work of great service to anyone ... scrambling to keep up with so many complex, interdependent layers of science and strategy." --Xconomy
"Readers interested in the history of biotechnology development, contentious court cases involving patent eligibility issues, and what lies ahead will find the book worth spending time with." --BioScience
"This exceptionally well-researched and engagingly presented account of the growth of biotechnology in medicine, agriculture, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries is a veritable tour de force." --The Biologist
"[T]here will no doubt be many who simply enjoy reading about this stuff..." --The Quarterly Review of Biology