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The Resource Creation : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford

Creation : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford

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Creation : how science is reinventing life itself
Title
Creation
Title remainder
how science is reinventing life itself
Statement of responsibility
Adam Rutherford
Title variation
Creation the origin of life
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Language
eng
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
Summary
A Nature editor and presenter for the award-winning BBC television series, The Cell, documents how unprecedented advances have revealed key answers about the origins of life while enabling scientists to synthesize radical solutions to such challenges as food shortages, pandemic disease and climate change
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10189462
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Rutherford, Adam
Dewey number
576.8/3
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.R818 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QH 325
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True
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  • Life
  • Genetic engineering
Target audience
adult
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how science is reinventing life itself
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Creation : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-268) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The origins 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
Control code
21033297
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781617230059
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013013441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781617230059
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn836557839
  • (OCoLC)836557839
Label
Creation : how science is reinventing life itself, Adam Rutherford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins 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
Control code
21033297
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781617230059
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013013441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781617230059
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn836557839
  • (OCoLC)836557839

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