Coverart for item
The Resource Life at the speed of light : from the double helix to the dawn of digital life, J. Craig Venter

Life at the speed of light : from the double helix to the dawn of digital life, J. Craig Venter

Label
Life at the speed of light : from the double helix to the dawn of digital life
Title
Life at the speed of light
Title remainder
from the double helix to the dawn of digital life
Statement of responsibility
J. Craig Venter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create 'synthetic life' -- putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on human existence, including chemical and energy generation, health, clean water and food production, environmental control, and possibly even our evolution. In Life at the Speed of Light, Venter presents a fascinating and authoritative study of this emerging field from the inside -- detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives. This scientific frontier provides an opportunity to ponder anew the age-old question 'What is life?' and examine what we really mean by 'playing God'. Life at the Speed of Light is a landmark work, written by a visionary at the dawn of a new era of biological engineering
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venter, J. Craig
Dewey number
572.86
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial life
  • Science
  • Medical genetics
  • Life (Biology)
  • Biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Genomics
Target audience
adult
Label
Life at the speed of light : from the double helix to the dawn of digital life, J. Craig Venter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052268919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408705247
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
Life at the speed of light : from the double helix to the dawn of digital life, J. Craig Venter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052268919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408705247
Isbn Type
(hardback)

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...