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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves (edition 2012)

by George M. Church, Ed Regis

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Title:Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves
Authors:George M. Church
Other authors:Ed Regis
Info:Basic Books (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 304 pages
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Tags:Genetics, Biology

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by George McDonald Church

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This look at synthetic biology, co-written by a preeminent geneticist and a science writer, is a bit too schizophrenic, alternating between gee-whiz popular science and textbook-like detail. Unfortunately, if usually entertainingly, there's also a strong whiff of mad scientist about the book. I think it would scare the bejesus out of my mom. ( )
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A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected woolly mammoths. In this authoritative, sometimes awe-inspiring book, geneticist Church and veteran science writer Regis team up to explore how scientists are now altering the nature of living organisms by modifying their genomes, or genetic makeup.… (more)

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