James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon . . . you'll now not comprehend them, yet you'll want to. they're the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who wish you to dwell to be one hundred fifty years outdated, to regenerate your center and mind, to create artificial existence. For greater or worse, they're approximately to change existence on the earth forever.
Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan tells the outstanding tales of state-of-the-art bioscientists, revealing their quirky, uniquely interesting, occasionally vaguely unsettling personas as a method to appreciate their technological know-how and the marvelous implications in their paintings. This publication seamlessly combines fantasy, biography, scholarship, and wit that poses the all-important query: will we truly belief those masterminds?
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