An Intelligent Person's Guide to Genetics

An Intelligent Person's Guide to Genetics

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Outlines recent scientific developments in the field of "synthetic" biology, explaining its role in demystifying the inner workings of human life and how the latest findings relate to DNA research, evolutionary findings, and the scientific community's increasing potential to reconstruct the past.

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Rather than succumbing to the hysteria and hype, let us be civil about this genetics thing. Woolfson (medicine, Cambridge U.) reminds us that we must prepare ourselves for the future, where a scientist working at the moment in the US will have developed a totally synthetic creature, and where the question will not be if one should be cloned, but why one would ever choose not to be. He describes the way DNA works and what it produces, which is lie, and how genes are still smarter than we are in knowing how they will react under various situations. He describes the processes necessary to reprogram that life and reassures us there are, after all limits to all this, particularly if we decide what to do before we actually do it. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Duckworth Overlook, 2005
ISBN: 9781585676637
1585676632
Branch Call Number: 576.5 Woolfson 2005
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 18 cm

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