The Resource Creation: : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford, (electronic resource)

Creation: : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford, (electronic resource)

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Creation: : how science is reinventing life itself
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Creation:
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how science is reinventing life itself
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Adam Rutherford
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What is life? Humans have been asking this question for thousands of years. But as technology has advanced and our understanding of biology has deepened, the answer has evolved. For decades, scientists have been exploring the limits of nature by modifying and manipulating DNA, cells and whole organisms to create new ones that could never have existed on their own. In Creation, science writer Adam Rutherford explains how we are now radically exceeding the boundaries of evolution and engineering entirely novel creatures-from goats that produce spider silk in their milk to bacteria that excrete diesel to genetic circuits that identify and destroy cancer cells. As strange as some of these creations may sound, this new, synthetic biology is helping scientists develop radical solutions to some of the world's most pressing crises-from food shortages to pandemic disease to climate change-and is paving the way for inventions once relegated to science fiction. Meanwhile, these advances are shedding new light on the biggest mystery of all-how did life begin? We know that every creature on Earth came from a single cell, sparked into existence four billion years ago. And as we come closer and closer to understanding the ancient root that connects all living things, we may finally be able to achieve a second genesis-the creation of new life where none existed before. Creation takes us on a journey four billion years in the making-from the very first cell to the ground-breaking biological inventions that will shape the future of our planet
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Read by Walter Dixon
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Creation: : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford, (electronic resource)
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Creation: : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford, (electronic resource)
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