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Regenesis Ed Regis

Regenesis By Ed Regis

Regenesis by Ed Regis


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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

Regenesis Summary

Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by Ed Regis

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.

About Ed Regis

George M. Church is Professor of Genetics at the Harvard Medical School and member of the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering.Ed Regis is author of seven science books, most recently What Is Life? Investigating the Nature of Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology.

Table of Contents

Wall Street Journal In Regenesis... George Church and Ed Regis imagine a world where micro-organisms are capable of producing clean petroleum or detecting arsenic in drinking water, where people sport genetic modifications that render their bodies impervious to the flu, or where a synthetic organism can be programmed to invade and destroy cancer cells. Nature The life sciences emerge as the new high-tech in this paean to synthetic biology... Each step in the genome's evolution serves as a springboard for expositions of how synthetic biology will revolutionize renewable energy, multivirus resistance, and more. New Scientist Bold and provocative...Church and Regis offer a behind-the-scenes look at synthetic biology, a rapidly emerging field that is reprogramming the genetic code to create organisms and functions not found in nature. Regenesis tells of recent advances that may soon yield endless supplies of renewable energy, increased longevity, and the return of long-extinct species... Thought-provoking. io9 [A] phenomenal read. Publishers Weekly Exhilarating and scary facts suffuse this book about bioengineering by leading Harvard genetics professor and entrepreneur Church... When Church describes current work building microbes with minimal genes, the book takes off--and eventually soars... [A] stimulating book. Kirkus Reviews [An] authoritative, sometimes awe-inspiring book... A valuable glimpse of science at the edge. Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and The Better Angels of Our Nature A thoughtful introduction to one of the great frontiers of science, one with the promise of literally saving the world... Engaging, readable, and thoroughly fascinating. Choice Geneticist Church and science writer Regis take a novel evolutionary approach to explaining the science of synthetic biology... [A] highly readable book.

Additional information

GOR008748174
9780465075706
0465075703
Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by Ed Regis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Basic Books
2014-04-08
304
N/A
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