"A probing biological memoir… Refreshing [and] wonderfully poetic."
"Readers will be intrigued by Frank's witty, engaging account of the possibilities of emerging genetic sciences as well as her thoughtful considerations of the philosophical and ethical dimensions of the widespread use of genetic data."
"My Beautiful Genome covers some of the most interesting controversies in biology today, including designer babies, brain imaging, and even whether or not we have free will. It's an enthralling read."
"The huge research effort to understand the complexity of the genome is throwing up new insights into the nature of humanity, as the Danish science writer Lone Frank shows in My Beautiful Genome, her excellent look into the postgenomic world…. Fascinating."
"A fascinating exploration of a subject that is not going to go away -- the influence of our genes on the way we are both medically and socially… Frank's light style and storytelling verve… make this an enjoyable read." Brian Clegg
"It’s not often you can wholeheartedly recommend a book… but this is it."
"A pin-sharp, lively memoir-cum-investigation… Frank's discoveries make for some truly tingling moments."
"The story of DNA told through one woman's quest to find out if the secret to her depression lies in her genes… A must-read."
"Packed with juicy informative nuggets … weird, wonderful and very funny."
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would not hesitate to recommend it as both a personal and a book group read.”