Sounds very interesting. I read Chaos by James Gleick back in highschool and parts of it really excited me. Time for an update!
Annandale, VA, USA
Nonfiction written as fiction - a biography of a family of diseases known collectively as cancer. It is personal, scientific, and able to be read at multiple levels. It's got enough technical substance for the amateur scientist or a scientist in a related field but accessible to a lay person.
DNA is only one small aspect to evolution. This is the definitive book to explore the epigenomic (outside the genome) factors. It's pretty deep in science and technology but well worth reading (especially the last chapter which gets a little philosophical).
Sequencing the human genome turned out to be a red herring. Very few diseases are hard coded. What happens after DNA codes for proteins is where the rubber meets the road. This article shows how this new emphasis in biotechnology is being exploited to better our lives.