How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

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"Bold and provocative... Regenesis tells of recent advances that may soon yield endless supplies of renewable energy, increased longevity and the return of long-extinct species."-- New Scientist

In Regenesis , Harvard biologist George Church and science writer Ed Regis explore the possibilities--and perils--of the emerging field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, in which living organisms are selectively altered by modifying substantial portions of their genomes, allows for the creation of entirely new species of organisms. These technologies--far from the out-of-control nightmare depicted in science fiction--have the power to improve human and animal health, increase our intelligence, enhance our memory, and even extend our life span. A breathtaking look at the potential of this world-changing technology, Regenesis is nothing less than a guide to the future of life.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books
Copyright Date: ♭2012
ISBN: 9780465038657
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
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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