By John Brockman
The latest addition to John Brockman’s Edge.org sequence explores lifestyles itself, bringing jointly the world’s best biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists—including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson.
Scientists’ realizing of lifestyles is progressing extra quickly than at any aspect in human heritage, from the extreme deciphering of DNA to the debatable emergence of biotechnology. that includes pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and technology writers, Life explains simply how some distance we’ve come—and takes a brilliantly expert wager at the place we’re heading.
Richard Dawkins and J. Craig Venter examine genes to electronic info, and comic strip the frontiers of genomic research.
Edward O. Wilson finds what ants can educate us approximately construction a superorganism—and, in flip, approximately how cells construct an organism. somewhere else, David Haig reviews new findings on how mom and dad separately effect the human genome, whereas Kary Mullis covers leading edge remedies for harmful viruses. And there’s even more during this attention-grabbing volume.
We may perhaps by no means have all of the solutions. however the thinkers accumulated in Life are asking questions that would continue us dreaming for generations.