Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us? (Google eBook)

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FT Press, Sep 8, 2009 - Medical - 240 pages
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The key scientific discoveries of the 21st century will emerge from the biosciences. These discoveries will impact our lives in ways we can only now begin to imagine. In this book, two of the field's leading experts help us imagine those impacts. Paul and Joyce A. Schoemaker tour the remarkable field of biosciences as it stands today, and preview the directions and innovations that are most likely to emerge in the coming years. They offer a clear, non-technical overview of crucial current developments that are likely to have enormous impact, and address issues ranging from increased human longevity to global warming, bio-warfare to personalized medicine. Along the way, they illuminate each of the exciting technologies and hot-button issues associated with contemporary biotechnology - including stem cells, cloning, probiotics, DNA microarrays, proteomics, gene therapy, and a whole lot more. The Schoemakers identify emerging economic, political, and technical drivers and obstacles that are likely to powerfully impact the way the biosciences progress. Then, drawing on Paul Schoemaker's unsurpassed experience helping global organizations prepare for the future, the authors sketch multiple long-term scenarios for the biosciences - and reveal how they will impact your health, family, career, society, even the Earth itself.

  

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Review: Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

I felt that this book didn't go too deeply into the science it was using as examples, but more focused on the socio-economic consequences of scientific breakthroughs and factors which would promote or retard innovation. The different futures imagined were an interesting thought exercise though. Read full review

Review: Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?

User Review  - Jeffrey Cavanaugh - Goodreads

A business book aimed at the layman interested in developments in the biosciences. Rather humdrum, but still somewhat interesting. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Living well beyond 100
1
Chapter 2 A short history of biomedicine
21
Chapter 3 Snapshot of the biosciences
35
Chapter 4 Biodriven convergence
57
Chapter 5 The business of biomedicine
79
Chapter 6 Healthcare under stress
101
Chapter 7 Wildcards for the future
125
Chapter 8 Scenarios up to 2025
143
DNA RNA and protein
177
Cloning genes
183
Complexity of the genome
187
Glossary of Biomedical Terms
191
Acknowledgments
199
About the Authors
201
Index
203
Copyright

Chapter 9 What it all means
163

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About the author (2009)

Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Ph.D. is Research Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at The Wharton School, where he teaches strategy and decision making. Dr. Schoemaker is also the founder and chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc., a consulting and training firm specializing in strategic planning and executive development. He has written more than 100 academic and applied papers as well as coauthored numerous books, including Decision Traps, Wharton on Managing Emerging Technologies, Winning Decisions, Profiting from Uncertainty, and Peripheral Vision. He serves on multiple boards.

 

Joyce A. Schoemaker, Ph.D. has conducted basic research in microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Chicago and taught microbiology at Villanova University. She has held positions in research and management at several biotechnology companies, including Celltech in London, and has published numerous scientific articles in biology. She is coauthor of Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids: Protecting Your Children From Everyday Environmental Hazards. Dr. Schoemaker has a long-standing interest in environmental issues as well as the emerging biosciences.

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