The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson 

With a flair for the dramatic, Isaacson relates the story of how RNA was dissected and the competitive shenanigans that went on in the race to be first.

This is an easy read on a complex subject. The story of the discovery is fascinating by itself, but Isaacson adds the debate about the moral and ethical questions regarding gene manipulation.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to truly understand not only our current pandemic, but where our future may lie. This one gets five stars. *****