Download PDF by Erik Seedhouse: Beyond Human: Engineering Our Future Evolution (Science and

By Erik Seedhouse

ISBN-10: 3662435268

ISBN-13: 9783662435267

Past Human is an informative and available consultant for all these drawn to the constructing sciences of genetic engineering, bioprinting, and human cloning. Illustrating the tips just about recognized technological know-how fiction movies and novels, the writer offers a distinct perception into and realizing of the way genetic manipulation, cloning, and different novel bio-technologies will someday let us remodel our species. It additionally addresses the valid issues approximately “playing God”, whereas whilst embracing the features of the medical trajectory that would result in our transhuman destiny.

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In short, tampering with genes is not without risk, so you might think athletes wouldn’t be crazy enough to risk death in this way. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong, because when the difference between winning and being an also-ran is measured in milliseconds, the quest for that extra edge becomes even more important to athletes, some of whom are willing to risk anything and everything. Not convinced? A frequently-cited 1982 sports survey paints a bleak picture. In the survey, Dr. S. National Academy of Sports Medicine, asked 198 elite athletes whether they would take an enhancement that would guarantee them a gold medal but kill them within 5 years.

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