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The Biotech Century

Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World

Jeremy Rifkin - Author

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ISBN 9780874779530 | 288 pages | 05 Apr 1999 | Tarcher | 5.98 x 9.01in | 18 - AND UP
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In this seminal book, Jeremy Rifkin explores the epic marriage between computer technology and genetic engineering, and the historic transition into the Age of Biotechnology. Already, Rifkin explains, our economy is undergoing a massive shift away from the Industrial Age and into an era in which giant life-science corporations are fashioning a bioindustrial world. Humanity is on the brink of wielding greater control over the shape of life--how we are born; how our food supply is created; the traits our children may have--than has ever been imagined. But with each step into this new era, we must ask ourselves: At what cost?
Introduction
One: The Biotech Century
Two: Patenting Life
Three: A Second Genesis
Four: A Eugenic Civilization
Five: The Sociology of the Gene
Six: Computing DNA
Seven: Reinventing Nature
Eight: A Personal Note
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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