Per Kraulis's Reviews > Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

Regenesis by George M. Church
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it was ok
bookshelves: dna-of-the-future, science, evolution, reviewed

Interesting and though-provoking. However, the book is marred by the fact that one of its main themes is actually rather silly. Church proposes creating life that is based on the mirror-images of the common enantiomers of the biological building blocks. He glosses over the fact that this would entail having to recreate an entire ecology of mirror-image organisms to sustain it. And the purported benefits are in no way commensurate with that colossal task.

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Finished Reading
February 9, 2016 – Shelved
February 9, 2016 – Shelved as: dna-of-the-future
February 9, 2016 – Shelved as: science
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: evolution
July 11, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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