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

ISBN-10: 055338578X

ISBN-13: 9780553385786

Edition: 2010

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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. Donrsquo;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 bull; bioenhancements: Theyrsquo;re not just for cyborgs anymore. bull; DNA sequencing and fingerprinting: Whatrsquo;s scarier than the government having your DNA on file? Try having it posted on the Internet. bull; 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: Donrsquo;t ever let your clone read this book!
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.10" wide x 8.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.352

Terry Johnson is a member of the faculty of education at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He has had wide experience teaching in public schools, and his in-service work and reseach keeps him in continuous contact with the realities of classrooms. Terry is a co-author of two books previously published by Heinemann (Literacy Through Literature, 1987, and Bringing It All Together, 1990).

Prologue
The Biotech Revolution: (Engineering Life For Fun and Profit)
A brief introduction to the field that will fundamentally change you, and soon.
Cloning and You: (and You, and You, and �)
What is this "clone" of which you speak?
Common Misconceptions about Cloning and Biotechnology: (Popular Culture Is a Poor Teacher)
Various affronts to biology and common sense in print or in film, and why they are all bollocks.
Bioenhancements: (Self-Improvement That Really Works!)
The human body as a unique fixer-upper opportunity.
A Starter Kit for Playing God: (Fiddling with Lower Life-Forms)
Frankenfood, human bits grown in plants and animals, and other alternatives to obscene breeding practices.
How to Defeat Your Own Clone: (and Look Good Doing It)
How to circumvent and defeat you if you and you aren't getting along as well as you would like.
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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