Masterminds: Genius, DNA, and the Quest to Rewrite Life by David Ewing Duncan

By David Ewing Duncan

James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon ... you could now not be aware of them, yet you need to. they're the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who wish you to stay to be a hundred and fifty years outdated, to regenerate your center and mind, to create artificial existence. For larger or worse, they're approximately to change lifestyles in the world forever.

Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan tells the extraordinary 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 striking implications in their paintings. This ebook seamlessly combines delusion, biography, scholarship, and wit that poses the all-important query: will we really belief those masterminds?

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