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Author Rutherford, Adam.

Title Creation : how science is reinventing life itself / Adam Rutherford.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Current, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  576.83 RUT    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  576.8 RUT    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  576.83 RUT    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  576.83 RUT    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  576.83 RUT    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  576.83 RUT    AVAILABLE
Description 278 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-268) and index.
Contents The origin of life. Begotten, not created ; Into one ; Hell on earth ; What is life? ; The origin of the code ; Genesis -- The future of life. Life, not as we know it ; Created, not begotten ; Logic in life ; Remix and revolution ; The case for progress.
Summary "How scientists are closer than ever to not only uncovering the mystery of how life was created, but to replicating that moment Within the first billion years after this planet formed, a spark of life spontaneously ignited, turning inanimate chemicals into what we now would recognize as a living thing: a cell. Four billion years later, science has cataloged more than a million species. Science writer Adam Rutherford shows how unprecedented advances in our understanding of life have equipped us with the ability to create entirely new life-forms: goats that produce spider silk in their milk, bacteria that excrete diesel, genetic codes that identify and destroy cancer cells. This new synthetic biology is poised to offer radical new solutions to the crises of food shortage, pandemic disease, and climate change. By charting the history of our evolution, questioning what life really is, and identifying the milestones in our understanding of biological processes, Rutherford shows how this frontier of science will kickstart an industrial revolution that will dominate the rest of this century"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Life -- Origin -- Popular works.
Genetic engineering -- Popular works.
Biogenesis -- Popular Works.
ISBN 9781617230059 hardback $27.95
1617230057 hardback

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