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Author Parrington, John, author

Title Redesigning life : how genome editing will transform the world / John Parrington
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]


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Contents Cover; redesigning life: how genome editing will tranform the world; Copyright; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CONTENTS; LIST OF PLATES; LIST OF FIGURES; Colour Plates; Introduction: The Gene Revolution; A Scientific Revolution; 1: Natural Born Mutants; From Wolf to Hound; A Feline Interloper; Taming the Earth; Many New Breeds; Natural Born Mutants; A Model of Life; Fancy Mice; Enhancing Abnormality; 2: Supersize My Mouse; Engineering Life; Birth of Biotechnology; A Giant Mouse; Crop Controversy; Genes as Therapy; Pluripotent Potential; Knockouts and Knockins; 3: Light as a Life Tool; A Living Palette
Green Eggs and SpermVisualizing the Brain; Light-Induced Thoughts; Making a Memory; 4: The Gene Scissors; Molecular Scissors; A CRISPR Cut; Life in a Dish; Remote-Controlled Genes; Problems with Patents; A Step Too Far?; 5: Next Year's Models; Mice as Models; Matters of the Heart; The Complex Brain; Modify My Monkey; The Language Gene; 6: The Molecular Farm; Feeding Humanity; Subtlety and Speed; Surviving the Extremes; Enviropigs and Frankenfish; Hornless Cows and Beefy Bulls; The Pressure to Patent; 7: New Gene Therapy; Single Gene Disorders; New Cancer Cures; Genes that Protect
Targeting Killer VirusesPossibilities and Problems; A Question of Delivery; The Germline Taboo; 8: Regenerating Life; A Very Gifted Cell; The Cloning Controversy; Reprogramming Revolution; Self-Organizing Organs; When Technologies Meet; 9: Life as a Machine; Life at the Extremes; Synthetic Life Code; Biohackers in Hackney; Subverting the Genome; New Artificial Life Forms; 10: A Redesigned Planet?; Utopias and Dystopias; New Gene Therapy; How to Conquer Cancer; Disorders of the Mind; New Organs for Old; Artificial Sex Cells; The New Eugenics?; Roots of Intelligence; Talent Born or Made?
Nature and NurtureThe Case for Regulation; A Question of Safety; Pigoons and Other Oddities; Meddling with Monkeys; A Question of Language; Fears about Food; Food for the People; Editing as Aesthetics; Engineering a Winner; Manufacturing Mammoths; Dino-Chickens and Unicorns; The Remaking of Humankind; Prospects for the Future; GLOSSARY; ENDNOTES; Introduction: The Gene Revolution; Chapter 1: Natural Born Mutants; Chapter 2: Supersize My Mouse; Chapter 3: Light as a Life Tool; Chapter 4: The Gene Scissors; Chapter 5: Next Year's Models; Chapter 6: The Molecular Farm
Chapter 7: New Gene TherapyChapter 8: Regenerating Life; Chapter 9: Life as a Machine; Chapter 10: A Redesigned Planet?; INDEX OF NAMES; INDEX OF SUBJECTS; ANCESTORS IN OUR GENOME: The New Science of Human Evolution; BIOCODE: The New Age of Genomics; THE DEEPER GENOME: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye; ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS ONE: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life
Summary Rapid developments in the manipulation of genomes, including editing genes with 'molecular scissors' and the synthesizing of new lifeforms look set to transform our future, and perhaps that of life on Earth. John Parrington explains the cutting edge science and its implications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 1, 2016)
Subject Genomics.
Genetic engineering.
Gene Editing -- trends
Genetic Engineering -- trends
Genomics -- trends
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Genetic engineering
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016933212
ISBN 9780191079719