Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's DiseaseBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1068/a (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1068
- Nigel Lester, consultant psychiatrist
Rudolph E Tanzi, Ann B Parson
Perseus Publishing, £18.99, pp 320
ISBN 0 7382 0195 2
Decoding Darkness is something of a heart warming tale of the early years of genetic research—a time when all you needed was a good idea, a few Petri dishes, and the tenacity to spend month after month engaged in thankless and repetitive activity: cleave, zap, blot, probe ad infinitum.
The story is a chronological account of the work that led to one of the most important early …