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The Resource The second tree : stem cells, clones, chimeras, and quests for immortality, Elaine Dewar

The second tree : stem cells, clones, chimeras, and quests for immortality, Elaine Dewar

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The second tree : stem cells, clones, chimeras, and quests for immortality
Title
The second tree
Title remainder
stem cells, clones, chimeras, and quests for immortality
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Dewar
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Language
eng
Summary
In the past century and a half, the evolution of biology has outstripped that of any of its subjects. Since Darwin's monumentally influential but rudimentary discoveries, biologists have advanced their knowledge of genetics and genomics with such astonishing speed as to be able not just to understand life processes but also to control them. While expanding our therapeutic and reproductive capabilities, these innovations also serve to obscure the very notion of life and its sanctity. In The Second Tree, award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar seriously reexamines our identity, rights, and responsibilities in a world where scientists can invent new creatures at their whim. She also turns her journalistic eye to the culture of acquisitiveness and secrecy at the highest levels of biological research, revealing the scientific community as one in which greed has replaced intellectual curiosity as the primary motivation of advancement, and in which the race for near-omnipotence is veiled by a supposed desire to do good. This is a powerful and fascinating book about an elite group of researchers who see mortality itself as just another disorder that they intend to cure-and the moral ramifications of their work
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NAB
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Dewar, Elaine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Genetic engineering
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The second tree : stem cells, clones, chimeras, and quests for immortality, Elaine Dewar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-501) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Biologists seize the day -- Clones, Anyone? -- How many ways can you make a mouse? -- Unraveling Mortality -- A little skin magic -- Flies, worms anmd running-dog geneticists -- The Pig Farm of Dr. Moreau -- Rendezvous at the fountain of youth -- Vested ethics -- Dr. Watson, I presume? -- Roots -- Descendants -- Hello Dolly -- Fresh from the New Garden -- Is it safe? -- Computing Life -- The Sovereign State of Biology -- A Noble Prize -- Index
Control code
57305118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
517 pages
Isbn
9780786714889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The second tree : stem cells, clones, chimeras, and quests for immortality, Elaine Dewar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-501) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Biologists seize the day -- Clones, Anyone? -- How many ways can you make a mouse? -- Unraveling Mortality -- A little skin magic -- Flies, worms anmd running-dog geneticists -- The Pig Farm of Dr. Moreau -- Rendezvous at the fountain of youth -- Vested ethics -- Dr. Watson, I presume? -- Roots -- Descendants -- Hello Dolly -- Fresh from the New Garden -- Is it safe? -- Computing Life -- The Sovereign State of Biology -- A Noble Prize -- Index
Control code
57305118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
517 pages
Isbn
9780786714889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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