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|All Authors / Contributors:||
J Craig Venter
|Description:||224 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Dublin, 1943-2012 --
Chemical synthesis as proof --
Dawn of the digital age of biology --
Digitizing life --
Synthetic Phi-X174 --
First synthetic genome --
Converting one species into another --
Synthesis of the M. Mycoides genome --
Inside a synthetic cell --
Life by design --
Biological teleportation --
Life at the speed of light.
|Responsibility:||J. Craig Venter.|
In 2010, scientists led by Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic life," putting humankind at the threshold of actually writing the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. He 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.
- Science -- Social aspects.
- Biology -- Philosophy.
- Artificial life.
- Synthetic Biology.
- Genes, Synthetic.
- Genetic Engineering.
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