Life at the Speed of Light

In Life at the Speed of Light, Venter presents a fascinating and authoritative study of this emerging field from the inside -- detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives.

Life at the Speed of Light

Life at the Speed of Light

In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create 'synthetic life' -- putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on human existence, including chemical and energy generation, health, clean water and food production, environmental control, and possibly even our evolution. In Life at the Speed of Light, Venter presents a fascinating and authoritative study of this emerging field from the inside -- detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives. This scientific frontier provides an opportunity to ponder anew the age-old question 'What is life?' and examine what we really mean by 'playing God'. Life at the Speed of Light is a landmark work, written by a visionary at the dawn of a new era of biological engineering.

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Life at the Speed of Light
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: J. Craig Venter
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-17 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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The Speed of Light
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Elissa Grossell Dickey
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03 - Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

A compelling and provocative debut novel told in intersecting timelines over a tumultuous, defining year in one woman's life. Simone is trying her best not to think of what she's lost. Diagnosed with MS, she awaits the results of another anxiety-inducing MRI. She's just walked away from Connor, "a fixer"
Faster Than The Speed Of Light
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Joao Magueijo
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-31 - Publisher: Random House

The idea that the speed of light is a constant - at 186,000 miles per second - is one of the few scientific facts that almost everyone knows. That constant - c- also appears in the most famous of all scientific equations: e=mc2- Yet over the last few years, a
Faith at the Speed of Light: Experiencing Exponential Growth While Surfing the Wave of Change
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Ron Luce
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-09 - Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing, Incorporated

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The Goldilocks Enigma
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Paul Davies
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-29 - Publisher: HMH

An acclaimed physicist and cosmologist considers the multiverse and more: “Very readable indeed . . . This is Doctor Who, but for real.” —TheGuardian The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies’s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all

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