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Anthony J. Melchiorri

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Anthony J Melchiorri is a writer and biomedical engineer living in Maryland. He spends most of his time developing cardiovascular devices for tissue engineering to treat children with congenital heart defects when he isn't writing or reading.

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Anthony J. Melchiorri Many of the technologies mentioned in Enhancement actually exist today in one form or another. However, most of this research is still relegated to…moreMany of the technologies mentioned in Enhancement actually exist today in one form or another. However, most of this research is still relegated to laboratories.

Researchers first delved into gene therapy in the 1970's and the first FDA-approved clinical trial happened in 1990. However, this research has faced numerous challenges. These obstacles include overcoming the body's natural immune response to gene delivery, the possibility of causing tumors, problems with the vector used to deliver the genes, and the stability and long-term effectiveness of the therapeutic gene.

In the book, Chris also uses DNA as a material. That is, he uses it to construct the tiny, tiny delivery vectors - or transport packages - to better evade the body's immune system when delivering therapeutics (or black market enhancements) to a person's cells. DNA as a material is currently being explored (though not quite as I described in the book) and researchers are using it to deliver specific therapeutic proteins.

That's a rough overview, still filled with jargon, so feel free to follow up with other questions for clarification. I'd be glad to provide links to information from experts in the field, too!(less)
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Let’s be honest. Deadrise is the perfect name for a zombie-esque apocalyptic novel. Now in The Tidethe dead aren’t being reanimated like your typical Zed fest. Stillit’s a damn cool name, and I love it, but there’s something more to the name than a simple reference to reanimated corpses.

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