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Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity / Jamie Metzl.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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"When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?... From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. More than ever, it's critical for everyone to learn how our species will function and re-create itself in the new world. Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, HACKING DARWIN is a guide to a future that has already taken place." --from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 576.5 .M596h 2019 (Text) 37814003342228 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/09/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 576.5 MET (Text) 33892006511738 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 08/27/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781492670094
  • ISBN: 149267009X
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-306) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Where Darwin meets Mendel -- Climbing the complexity ladder -- Decoding identity -- The end of sex -- The divine sparks and pixie dust -- Rebuilding the living world -- Stealing immortality from the gods -- The ethics of engineering ourselves -- We contain multitudes -- The arms race of the human race -- The future of humanity.
Summary, etc.:
"When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?... From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. More than ever, it's critical for everyone to learn how our species will function and re-create itself in the new world. Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, HACKING DARWIN is a guide to a future that has already taken place." --from book jacket.
Subject: Genetic engineering > Moral and ethical aspects.
Human genetics.
Transgenic organisms.
Fertilization in vitro, Human.
Human genetics > Trends.

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