The Future of Genetics considers where research in genetics, molecular biology, and medicine is headed while trying to cleanly separate facts from fiction and ideologies. This new volume explores the last 150 years and how different strands of biological research have become interwoven to create a new kind of interdisciplinary science. Exploring such famous literary works as Frankenstein, Brave New World, and Jurassic Park, as well as science-related events, this insightful resource presents a range of very new technologies that give scientists a broader view of life and provide new ways of manipulating organisms and the environment. It also focuses on some of the most fascinating questions that scientists pose about the future, including the causes of aging and death, the nature of the brain and mind, and the future of life on Earth. Genetics plays a key role in research for all of these areas; it may also be the gateway to improving people's lives and ensuring that the Earth remains a hospitable place to live.
The Origins of 21st-Century Biology
Literature, Culture, and Social Perceptions of Science