The Resource SynBio, Leslie Alan Horvitz, (electronic resource)

SynBio, Leslie Alan Horvitz, (electronic resource)

Label
SynBio
Title
SynBio
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Alan Horvitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 for next to nothing on eBay. Most of these biohackers are like Seth Stringer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who's made a name for himself exploring the frontiers of genetic manipulation. He's young, brash, ambitious, and obsessed with his work, but also a little naive. When his former professor Marcus Adair holds out the possibility of coming to London and going to work for an international pharmaceutical company called Chimera, he jumps at the chance. He can make good money and cement his relationship with his girlfriend, who has misgivings about his future prospects as a breadwinner. He fails to realize until too late that the principal business of Chimera isn't the manufacture of generic drugs but the production of lethal genetic products for well-heeled clients. These are used to assassinate or debilitate presidents, prime ministers, and CEOs using their own DNA against them--a method that not only makes it difficult to identify the perpetrator (a cold virus can deliver the engineered DNA) but makes it almost impossible to determine that a crime has been committed in the first place
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O783
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
SynBio, Leslie Alan Horvitz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTE2MzY2MzUx
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • EPLMNA
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881839621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306895637
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1338406
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f881839621
  • (CaAE) f881839621

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