Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family (Paperback)

Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family By Lee M. Silver Cover Image
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Could a child have two genetic mothers? Will parents someday soon be able to choose not only the physical characteristics of their children-to-be, but their personalities and talents as well? Will genetic enhancement ultimately lead to a split in the human species?

In this brilliant, provocative, and necessary book, Lee M. Silver takes a cautiously optimistic look at the scientific advances that will allow us to engineer life in ways that were unimaginable just a few short years ago—indeed, in ways that go far beyond cloning. In clear, engaging, and accessible prose, Silver demystifies the science behind a myriad of thrilling and frightening new possibilities, in a book that is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the hopes and dilemmas of the American family in the twenty-first century.

About the Author


Lee M. Silver is professor of molecular biology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton Uni-versity, and author of Challenging Nature. He holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University, and he lives with his family in New Jersey and New York.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061235191
ISBN-10: 0061235199
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: August 7th, 2007
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Ecco