Cover of: Masterminds | David Ewing Duncan

Masterminds

Genius, DNA, and the Quest to Rewrite Life

Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English.

About the Book

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 all-important question: Can we actually trust these masterminds?

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
273
Dimensions
7.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
Weight
7.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9232853M
Internet Archive
masterminds00davi
ISBN 10
0060537396
ISBN 13
9780060537395
Library Thing
319059
Goodreads
305460
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