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Scientists now have the capacity to hack into DNA the same way that hackers can infiltrate computer systems, manipulating organisms by inserting new DNA or exploiting genetic mutations that can trigger fatal heart attacks or induce bipolar illness  or Alzheimer’s.  These biohackers as they’re known can perform their experiments in their kitchens using equipment purchased f ...more
Paperback, 415 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Premier Digital Publishing (first published October 30th 2013)
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Pamela
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed Synbio. It is an intelligently written and well edited thriller/suspense novel.

The Hero is a scientist and biohacker who becomes employed by Chimera, a pharmaceutical and gene therapy company. The heroine (or anti heroine) is a gene harvester, stealing the genes of the rich, famous and powerful. Neither is concerned with the morality lacking in their professions until they are forced to by circumstances. They then work together to expose Chimera's actions and intent to the w
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Cheryl M-M
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
I think I can safely say that after reading this book I now know a lot about DNA and genetics. Perhaps even more than I would like to know or imagine possible. The use of bio-genetics as a biological weapon of warfare.

If it ever becomes as simple as it seems in this story then I am afraid we have something to worry about. Kudos to the author for simplifying the process and explanations, so that a layman can understand all the science involved.

We see Eugenie find her moral compass and at the same
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
While SynBio by Leslie Horvitz had a great premise, the hacking of DNA, the plot deteriorated into something other than a science fiction thriller. While the suspense was still there, it became a novel about a series of hook-ups to gather DNA from various men and lost much of the initial excitement. In the end it was so-so and a forgettable book for me.


Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of the author for review purposes.
Tabby Shiflett
3.25 Stars
A medical espionage thriller with a good plot and plenty of potential; but the MCs need more depth and the writing needs just a bit of polish. It's gritty and fast-paced and the ending left the storyline open for a sequel.
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Selmin
Mar 04, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bu kadar ilginç bir konu nasıl bu kadar kötü yazılabilmiş, hayret!
Karen
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking

Seems the human race is in a RACE to destroy itself and if the manipulations described here are, or become, available, it will be one fast slide to extinction.
Ece Gümüşoğlu
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu alanda yapılan çalışmalara hakim olduğu belli yazarın.. Daha ilginç yazılaileceğini düşünüyorum.
Donna
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The future is here....loved this book! I think Horvitz has his hand on the pulse of all that terrifies in reality. Thanks! Highly recommended!
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Leslie Alan Horvitz is a NY Times Best Selling author of over 31 novels and several works of non-fiction with editions of his books published around the world.

Leslie's most recent novel is medical thriller SynBio with his other books including The Memory Hole, The Donors, Double Blinded, The Dying and Causes Unknown.

Leslie is also the author of several works of nonfiction, most recently The Essent
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