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What is life? : investigating the nature of life in the age of synthetic biology

Author: Edward Regis
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A critical study of the complex issues surrounding the question of life demonstrates how science can provide us with a definitive understanding of the nature of life, while looking at how modern science can revolutionize our concept of life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Regis
ISBN: 9780374288518 0374288518
OCLC Number: 166390155
Description: 198 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The second creation --
Birth of a cell --
Schrödinger --
Unlocking the three secrets of life --
The fiftieth-anniversary coronation and dismissal --
ATP and the meaning of life --
Origins --
The spandrels of San Marco --
The twilight zone --
The synthetic cell Turing test --
What is life?
Responsibility: Ed Regis.
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A critical study of the complex issues surrounding the question of life demonstrates how science can provide us with a definitive understanding of the nature of life, while looking at how modern science can revolutionize our concept of life.

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