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How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying: check out new book with my daughter Julie

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My daughter Julie and I have written a book together entitled,  “How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying, A satirical look at cutting edge science.” The book will be out sometime in June most likely. This is a very different kind of book than my first two, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide and GMO …

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Find $250 Easter egg in GMO Sapiens #CRISPR book: here’s a hint

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Want $250 as well as at least a sliver of science-related glory? Within my book GMO Sapiens on CRISPR and human genetic modification, I’ve hidden a scientific Easter egg. There’s more Easter egg info over here including the rules. If you are the first one to find and properly explain this egg to me after buying the book, you win …

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Hint for $250 Easter egg in GMO Sapiens #CRISPR book

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Want $250 as well as at least a sliver of science-related glory? Within my new book GMO Sapiens on CRISPR and human genetic modification, I’ve hidden a scientific Easter egg. There’s more Easter egg info over here including the rules. If you are the first one to find and properly explain this egg to me after buying …

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To stem cell clinics: do your homework & take FDA “current thinking” seriously

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One of the difficult things about the regulatory sphere that covers stem cells in the US is that many aspects are confusing or puzzling both to the public and so-called experts. We’ve been talking through some of the questions that come up in this area in posts and comments on this blog. What does a warning …

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Reviews of my new book GMO Sapiens on #CRISPR & human modification

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It’s exciting that the reviews are starting to come in on my new book, GMO Sapiens, on human genetic modification including CRISPR. Here is one from The Scientist and the book was recommended by Scientific American. Reviews from individual authors and scientists are below. “GMO Sapiens could not be more timely. New technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 gene …

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Join discussion of my new book GMO Sapiens on Talking Biopolitics tomorrow

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I’ll be on Talking Biopolitics live tomorrow to discuss my new book, GMO Sapiens. You can RSVP at that link. You can get the Kindle version of the book here or the soft or cover versions at the publisher site here. Nathaniel Comfort will be interviewing me on the book and we’ll also be taking …

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GMO Sapiens book teaser: time to talk frankly on human genetic modification

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I’ve written a new book on human genetic modification. This is my second book as the first one was Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, which is currently the top stem cell book on Amazon. The new book is called GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies.  You can pre-order it here at Amazon or over here at my publisher’s …

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Daisuke Takakura 高倉 大輔 Powerfully Captures Cloning

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the future of human reproduction might be very different from today’s reality due to recent technological advances including cloning. Things like human cloning (the reproductive, “Star Wars” kind) and human genetic modification seem very real now. It feels almost imminent in a sense compared to the milleenia …

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Stem Cell Talk & Book Signing Tomorrow October 5 at Noon in Sacramento

Tomorrow at lunch time I’ll be giving a talk on stem cells, taking questions, and signing copies of my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide. The event will take place at Shriners Hospital for Children of Northern California in the 1st floor auditorium at noon. The address is 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. …

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