Adrian Woolfson Life Without Genes

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Life Without Genes

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Bringing together the latest insights from genetics and cyberculture, this book contends that all life can be conceived of as information. It explores future developments in genetics, both as a consequence of Darwinian natural selection and under the influence of genetic engineering. The ideas are illustrated by writing that draws on a range of surreal examples including hypermarkets containing every toy in the universe, pufferfish that think like flies, Peter Pan-like trips through human genes and creatures that evolve in months and not millennia. It argues that the future will be dominated by biological machines evolved artificially by a process of accelerated evolution which is called "evolution compression".

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Adrian Woolfson was educated in London, Cambridge and Oxford. He is a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and the Charles and Katherine Darwin Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge.

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