Gmo Sapiens: The Life-changing Science Of Designer Babies
This book won the INDIEFAB 2015 Bronze Award for Science (Adult nonfiction).Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) including plants and the foods made from them, are a hot topic of debate today, but soon related technology could go much further and literally change what it means to be human. Scientists are on the verge of being able to create people who are GMOs.Should they do it? Could we become a healthier and 'better' species or might eugenics go viral leading to a real, new world of genetic dystopia? GMO Sapiens tackles such questions by taking a fresh look at the cutting-edge biotech discoveries that have made genetically modified people possible.Bioengineering, genomics, synthetic biology, and stem cells are changing sci-fi into reality before our eyes. This book will capture your imagination with its clear, approachable writing style. It will draw you into the fascinating discussion of the life-changing science of human genetic modification.
- Paperback | 284 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
- 09 Dec 2015
- World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Singapore, Singapore
GMO Sapiens: the Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies is an exciting new book which takes a look at the cutting edge biotechnology trends that are making human genetic modification and cloning a more practical potential reality in the coming years. The convergence of advances in bioengineering, genetics, genomics, assisted reproduction and stem cells have brought us to the astonishing point where literally making new forms of human beings is possible. Surprisingly, some people and organizations are strong advocates for allowing genetic modification of humans while others feel equally passionately opposed. Meanwhile, the general public is largely unaware that we have reached this remarkable turning point in human history when we can literally change what it means to be human. As much as the public is engaged in the topic of genetically modified organism (GMO) foods, this book will capture their imaginations and fire their passions by educating them on the potential coming of GMO people while, at the same time, educating them.
Table of contents
Introduction: GMO OMG; The History of GMOs; GMO People; The Possible Risks of GMO People; The Potential Benefits of Human Genetic Modification; The Cloning Connection; Stem Cells and GMOs; GMO Sapien Economics; Gene Therapy; GMO People in Pop Culture; GMO Myths; Big Green Men: Designer People and Eugenics; The Ethics of Human Genetic Modification;