The Xeno Chronicles


"The xenotransplantation story has the makings of a Hollywood problem-picture blockbuster... Thought-provoking reading."

-- Booklist


A selection of the Scientific American Book Club


One of the three best Health Sciences books of 2005.

-- Library Journal, March 1, 2006.


"Dr. Samuel Johnson had James Boswell, and Dr. Sachs has G. Wayne Miller. The author has written a page-turner with good humor and elan, a memorable account of a fine scientist and his team on the cusp of life-saving research."

-- Boston Globe, Sept. 21, 2005.


"Xenotransplantation has the potential to radically transform medical practice, and Miller notes the financial stake pharmaceutical companies have in this research. But he focuses on the human issues... Miller always keeps readers' attention focused squarely on the hopes being placed on this research."

-- Publishers Weekly, April 11, 2005.


"Miller takes a broad, balanced approach."

-- Chicago Tribune, July 31, 2005.


"If you have any curiosity about how human beings could outfox illness in the 21st century, this is a must read... Miller sketches a vivid portrait of the pioneers in a field of science wracked by ethical issues."

-- Providence Journal, June 5, 2005.


"The writing is fluid and fun, and Miller systematically portrays a smart scientist who's never going to quit trying."

-- Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2005.


"Miller tells the story of this research and its leading figure, David H. Sachs, as he races to finish his controversial experiments before funding runs out."

-- Washington Post, June 12, 2005.


"Miller's flair for a dramatic story and a brilliant cast of characters make this a gripping read."

-- Library Journal, July 2005.


"The xenotransplantation story has the makings of a Hollywood problem-picture blockbuster. Thought-provoking reading."

-- Booklist, June 1, 2005.


"Miller, a staff writer at The Providence Journal,provides a you-are-there narrative of a scientist's attempts to make a breakthrough in the field of organ transplantation."

-- Book News, 2005.


"Miller creates a vivid, personalized account of a controversial arm of biomedical science and delves into the ethics of exploiting animals for the sake of people."

-- Science News, Sept. 10, 2005.



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