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

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ISBN-10: 055338578X

ISBN-13: 9780553385786

Edition: 2010

Authors: Terry D. Johnson, Kyle Kurpinski

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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:…    
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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
Language: English

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