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How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech…

by Kyle Kurpinski

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Very funny read, I would recommend this to any (proud)geek! ( )
  hmmn | Oct 7, 2010 |
How to Defeat Your Own Clone is a decently funny book. After all, where else are you going to read about how to defeat the various types of clones you might encounter - age accelerated clones, enhanced clones, mind-linked clones, etc. But it's also a decent nontechnical intro to biotechnology and all its various applications in cloning and bioengineering. Kurpinski and Johnson make what could be a dry, technical subject fun while lending a sense of realism to what is often an emotionally and politically charged subject. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 055338578X, Paperback)

Send in the clones! On second thought, maybe not.
 
CAN IT READ MY MIND?
WILL IT BE EVIL?
HOW DO I STOP IT?
 
Find out the answers to these and other burning questions in this funny, informative, and ingenious book from two bioengineering experts who show you how to survive—and thrive—in a new age of truly weird science.
For decades, science fiction has been alerting us to the wonders and perils of our biotech future—from the prospects of gene therapy to the pitfalls of biological warfare. Now that future looms before us. Don’t panic! This book is all you need to prepare for the new world that awaits us, providing indispensable cautionary advice on topics such as
 
• bioenhancements: They’re not just for cyborgs anymore.
• DNA sequencing and fingerprinting: What’s scarier than the government having your DNA on file? Try having it posted on the Internet.
• human cloning: Just like you, only stronger, smarter, and more attractive. In other words: more dangerous.

Our future may be populated by designer babies, genetically enhanced supersoldiers, and one (or more!) of your genetic duplicates, but all is not lost. How to Defeat Your Own Clone is the ultimate survival guide to what lies ahead. Just remember the first rule of engagement: Don’t ever let your clone read this book!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:07 -0400)

A satirical guide to enduring a near future that will be inundated with bio-enhancements draws on actual and theoretical technologies to counsel readers on such strategies as eliminating unwanted genes and using viruses to make life better.

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