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Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Could a child have two genetic mothers? Will parents someday soon be able to choose not only the physical characteristics of their children-to-be, but their personalities and talents as well? Will genetic enhancement ultimately lead to a split in the human species?

In this brilliant, provocative, and necessary book, Lee M. Silver takes a cautiously optimistic look at the
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Ecco (first published December 1st 1997)
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Erica
Dec 01, 2007 rated it liked it
I want to genetically engineer my babies.
Krisztian Toth
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It should have an updated version!
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Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jason
Jan 28, 2009 rated it liked it
I read this book in 2009, at which point it is 13 years old, however the general overview of the technology of Genetic Engineering is a pretty good overview of what is possible today and the reasons why scientists are pushing the envelope of human genetic engineering or as Silver calls it reprogenetics.

The last part of the book is garbage. He says that the human specie will split into multiple species because the rich will get all the genes and the poor will get nothing. Of course those with
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Peter
May 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Silver is a professor at Princeton University and this book from the late 1990s is a very decent introduction into the host of issues that arise naturally with the invention of genetic engineering. There are no easy answers when it comes to the power of genetic theorizing and the consequences of the creation of startling powerful new technologies. Silver is a great place to start the thinking about the issues...keeping in mind that much has changed in the science law and economics of the field ...more
Cassandra Kay Silva
Oct 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: science
I love studying genetics, and have always had a special fascination with genetic engineering. I do really believe that genetic engineering will lead to two distinct class systems based on money. Honestly, I can say that there is not any "thought experiment" in this book that I have not run through in my mind already, and frankly I think there are better ways to present this information than what was outlined in this book. I will consent that for its time then information would have been current, ...more
Kimberly Jordan
Jul 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is written by the a professor from one of my favorite classes in college: Human Genetics, Reproduction and Public Policy. It's a very interesting and provocative look at potential uses of genetic engineering and reproductive technologies and the moral questions that arise when facing these scientific advancements.
Lauren
Oct 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-work
a little dated (understandably), but gives an interesting perspective on the future of reproduction and our genetic destiny
Mary
Nov 09, 2008 rated it it was ok
i dont really like it because of all the controversial tpics it brings up but the science and debate is fascinating
Veronica
Nov 12, 2008 rated it did not like it
very futuristic...
Krys
Oct 30, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: had-to-read
I was assigned to read this book for my research class. The issues brought up in Silver's novel shows the many pro's and con's about genetic engineering.
Robert
I read this for a project I was working on for the Franklin Institute. I don't recall much of it now a decade later.
Kristi
Oct 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Very entertaining and interesting overview of genetic engineering and ethical aspects related to this business
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Lee M. Silver is an American biologist. He is a professor at Princeton University in the Department of molecular biology of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs