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The Resource Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity, Jamie Metzl

Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity, Jamie Metzl

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Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity
Title
Hacking Darwin
Title remainder
genetic engineering and the future of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Metzl
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?... From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realising breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race. Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play."--Page [2] of cover
Summary
Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?
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10774355
Cataloging source
NLM
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Metzl, Jamie Frederic
Dewey number
576.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Human genetics
Target audience
adult
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genetic engineering and the future of humanity
Label
Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity, Jamie Metzl
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-306) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Where Darwin meets Mendel -- Climbing the complexity ladder -- Decoding identity -- The end of sex -- The divine sparks and pixie dust -- Rebuilding the living world -- Stealing immortality from the gods -- The ethics of engineering ourselves -- We contain multitudes -- The arms race of the human race -- The future of humanity
Control code
000063925739
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781492670094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1040198428
Label
Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity, Jamie Metzl
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Where Darwin meets Mendel -- Climbing the complexity ladder -- Decoding identity -- The end of sex -- The divine sparks and pixie dust -- Rebuilding the living world -- Stealing immortality from the gods -- The ethics of engineering ourselves -- We contain multitudes -- The arms race of the human race -- The future of humanity
Control code
000063925739
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781492670094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1040198428

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