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    • Redesigning Life

    • How Genome Editing Will Transform the World
    • By: John Parrington
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Since the birth of civilization, human beings have manipulated other life-forms. We have selectively bred plants and animals for thousands of years to maximize agricultural production and cater to our tastes in pets. The observation of the creation of artificial animal and plant variants was a key stimulant for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The ability to directly engineer the genomes of organisms first became possible in the 1970s, when the gene for human insulin was introduced into bacteria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The incredible made credible

    • By Philomath on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Deeper Genome

    • Why There Is More to the Human Genome than Meets the Eye
    • By: John Parrington
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
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      4 out of 5 stars 81
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      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Over a decade ago, as the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn't turn out that way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Scientific Writing/ Wrong Narrator

    • By Richard on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95