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            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
             

            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

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              3 Mar 20

            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.

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            This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

            ISBN 9780742513778
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2002
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering
              

            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Nossal, Sir Gustav J. V.; Coppel, Ross L.

            • RRP: $171.99
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            An authoritative yet easy-to-read description of molecular biology, genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering.

            ISBN 9780521818780
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2002
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

            Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback)

            By Carreyrou, John

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            The shocking true story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a gripping cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.

            ISBN 9781509868087
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
             

            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Ord, Toby

            • RRP: $52.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600219
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Redesigning Life: How genome editing will transform the world

            Redesigning Life: How genome editing will transform the world (Hardback)

            By Parrington, John

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            Rapid developments in the manipulation of genomes, including editing genes with 'molecular scissors' and the synthesizing of new lifeforms look set to transform our future, and perhaps that of life on Earth. John Parrington explains the cutting edge science and its implications.

            ISBN 9780198766827
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Engineer In The Garden
             

            Engineer In The Garden (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Tudge, Colin

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            This work describes the results that can be achieved by tampering with genetic material, from ensuring that a male rather than a female child is born, to genetically re-shaped plants to yield nicer-looking apples. The author asserts that the geneticist is far less in control than... he/she thinks.
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            ISBN 9780712661683
            Released NZ 24 Mar 1995
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

            Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Committee on the Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; on Agriculture, Board; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies

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            Examines biological methods that may be used with genetically engineered plants, animals, microbes, and fungi. This book reviews and evaluates bioconfinement methods, discusses when and why to consider their use, and assesses how effectively they offer a significant reduction of ...the risks engineered organisms can present to the environment.
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            ISBN 9780309090858
            Released NZ 15 May 2004
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Putting Biotechnology to Work: Bioprocess Engineering

            Putting Biotechnology to Work: Bioprocess Engineering (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By on Bioprocess Engineering, Committee; on Life Sciences, Commission; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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            Examines the status of bioprocessing and biotechnology in the United States; bioprocess technology, products, and opportunities; and challenges of the future and what must be done to meet those challenges. This book gives recommendations for action to provide suitable incentives ...to establish a national program in bioprocess-engineering research.
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            ISBN 9780309047852
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1992
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            RNA Interference: Methods for Plants and Animals

            RNA Interference: Methods for Plants and Animals (Paperback)

            By Doran, T.; Helliwell, C.

            Offers an introduction to the phenomenon to RNA Interference and specific protocols for RNAi, in organisms from plants and C. elegans to Drosophila and mammals. This manual also includes chapters covering small hairpin RNAs and viral-induced gene silencing.

            ISBN 9780643095748
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2009
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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