How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World

Book - 2003 | 1st ed.
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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has declared that if he could do it over again, he'd be "working in biotechnology." That's because no area of science is moving faster nor will have a greater impact on how we live. Michael Fumento's "BioEvolution" is the first book to explain what biotech is all about and to describe the amazing scientific advances just over the horizon. Reporting from ground zero of experimentation and clinical trials, Fumento shows how biotech is already changing our lives and will do so even more dramatically in the near future. * Biotech has already demonstrated the potential to cure almost any disease. Miracle drugs and treatments already under investigation will eliminate diabetes, AIDS, Alzheimer's - and end the days of cancer as a death sentence. * Biotech will dramatically increase both the length and quality of lifespans. Research human tissue and animals indicates that lifespan increases of 30 percent or far more can be achieved by those of us already in adulthood. * Biotech will make fields more fertile, producing crops that are more abundant; healthier; and more nutritious and flavorful. Plant diseases will be wiped out. Malnutrition will disappear as food is produced on less land, using less water, in colder climates, and using fewer chemicals. * Biotech will restore the environment naturally by cleaning up toxic and even nuclear waste sites. Living up to his reputation as our premier science and health "myth buster," Fumento sorts out science from nonsense in this broad view of the amazing new age of biotechnology. He shows, for example, that the bitter fight over embryonic stem cells is a distraction from wonders already being performed with non-embryonic adult stem cells. He counters both the emotional and scientific claims against so-called "Frankenfood," to show how it will help feed a growing world population even as it draws upon fewer resources. "BioEvolution" isn't futurist "techno-utopianism," but science fact that reads like science fiction because of the wonders it describes. Most of the dramatic advances it describes are already far along the research pipeline and will come to fruition in ten years, five years, or less. Michael Fumento shows that as far as biotech is concerned, the future is now.
Publisher: San Francisco : Encounter Books, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781594030574
Branch Call Number: 303.483 Fum 3583tc 1
303.483 Fum 3583ml 1
Characteristics: ix, 510 p.
Alternative Title: Bio evolution


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