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Masterminds Genius, DNA, and the Quest to Rewrite Life

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ISBN-10: 0060537396

ISBN-13: 9780060537395

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Ewing Duncan

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James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon . . . you may not know them, but you should. They are the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who want you to live to be 150 years old, to regenerate your heart and brain, to create synthetic life. For better or worse, they are about to alter life on earth forever. Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan tells the remarkable stories of cutting-edge bioscientists, revealing their quirky, uniquely fascinating, sometimes vaguely unsettling personas as a means to understand their science and the astonishing implications of their work. This book seamlessly combines myth, biography, scholarship, and wit that poses the…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Prelude: The Geneticist Who Played Hoops with My DNA
The Language of Biotech: A Genetic Primer
Prometheus
Eve
Paul
Faustus
Zeus
Puck
Moses
Epilogue: What If Frankenstein's Monster Had Einstein's Brain?
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index