How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

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A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected woolly mammoths. In this authoritative, sometimes awe-inspiring book, geneticist Church and veteran science writer Regis team up to explore how scientists are now altering the nature of living organisms by modifying their genomes, or genetic makeup.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780465021758
Branch Call Number: 572.86 C
Characteristics: ix, 284 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Regis, Edward 1944-


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Nov 24, 2015

Well worth searching out and reading thought provoking and inspiring look at the present and the future. Wish that more books in this vein existed.

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Aug 08, 2015

Very readable and informative. I highly recommend this book if just for the last section which is worth thinking about and discussing with friends and family.
The Epigenetic Epilogue projects possible impacts on us all: natural vs exotic; at home vs. jet setting; personal vs. generic; privacy vs. publicity; singularity vs. multiarity; diversity vs. sustainability & safety. Will we become a new species?

Sep 26, 2014

This is one of my new favorite books. It's a life-changer, gave me a better understanding of many things in science. Author is a prolific scientist at the forefront of the subjects.

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