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BIOPUNK Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages

by | Read by Paul Michael Garcia

Contemporary Culture • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Marcus Wohlsen has been discussing the future of genetic engineering with passionate biohackers. These are people who are working to develop lower-cost DIY methods of research that can open up the field to enthusiasts who lack university or corporate backing. Narrator Paul Michael Garcia's clear voice cuts through the jargon, a necessity when explaining concepts like DNA and its modification. He also expresses the author's enthusiasm for the "tinkerers" who experiment with such things as strawberry genomes and home genetic testing. Wohlsen's book is exhaustive, covering not only the science and personalities of biohacking but also its legal and ethical implications. This audiobook will satiate listeners' curiosity about topics like "stealth seeds," which go beyond corporate GMOs, and how automation makes this type of private research possible. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781504796491 $34.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9781504796514 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781504796484 $76.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781504796507 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781504796538 multiple sources

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