Dan A. Baker Forever and Ever

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Forever and Ever

 
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Forever and Ever explores the fascinating and unprecedented possibilites and dilemmas of gene-based aging reversal and engineered human immortality. The story was written with the help of an eminent biotechnology scientist involved in the early breakthroughs in reversing human aging. All of the science in the book either exists or has been proposed.

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“THE PIECES ARE ALL THERE. The pieces are all there.” Jasmine looked out at the horizon on San Francisco Bay again, wondering how many other people were thinking the same thing. “We could do this. We could live forever. Regress in body age and live forever, as young people. The pieces are all there.” Forever and Ever is the deeply personal story of Jasmine and Earl Metcalf, highly principled scientists at a Bay Area drug discovery company. When their research in genetic disease therapy is banned by a political response to the first human cloning, they bolt the constraints of the corporate biotech world in a desperate attempt to treat Roy, a child dying of old age. Dying from one of evolution’s most bizarre mistakes. Progeria. The revolutionary gene-based therapy they are developing will reverse normal aging and provide immortality in a youthful state. They struggle with the unprecedented ethical dilemmas this technology will precipitate and conclude that the desire for life is unconquerable, and the quest for new knowledge irresistible. Interest in their work is intense. The brilliant gambits of powerful interests intent on capturing the treatment and ending further development involve them in a bizarre and murderous struggle. The long postulated “gene wars” has suddenly arrived, and the effort to control the age of biology has begun....

About the Author:

Dan A. Baker is a writer and filmmaker from the SF Bay Area with interests in history, geopolitics and science. Published works include ONE MAN'S WAR, (Taylor Trade 2002 hardcover), a nonfiction account of a legendary unrequited wartime love story, and several feature film scripts. ONE MAN'S WAR and FOREVER and EVER are in film development.

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