Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future Illustrated Edition
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"This is a brilliant and useful book that summarizes much information from different points of view into a unified whole... So vibrant in its clarity, so audacious in its thinking, it adds much to the luster of this remarkable book, one that deserves a wide readership."(Doody's Review Service)
"A comprehensive yet concise, simple-to-read synopsis of the issue involving modern biotechnology/aging research... Highly recommended."(Choice)
"A thought-provoking starting point for anyone interested in the varied and reciprocal implications of population aging and developments in biotechnology."(Stephen J. Cutler, PhD Gerontologist)
"An approachable... collection of essays"(Gareth Southwell Metapsychology)
About the Author
Catherine Y. Read, Ph.D., R.N., is an associate professor of adult health and associate dean of the Undergraduate Program at the Boston College School of Nursing. Robert C. Green, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of neurology, medicine, and epidemiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Michael A. Smyer, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and director of the Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. He is the coeditor of Challenges of an Aging Society, also published by Johns Hopkins.
- ASIN : 0801887887
- Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press; Illustrated edition (June 16, 2008)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 296 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780801887888
- ISBN-13 : 978-0801887888
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.95 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,392,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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But the book is not optimistic about anti-aging and biotechnology. The science is pretty skimpy, I did not learn anything new about stem cells or biotechnology.
I suppose if you are against the Aubrey De Grey movement and the ideas of expanding lifespans and creating designer babies, this book will be a good resource. For others, like me, this book is a bit of a downer. I am still convinced that rejuvenation therapies and creating "perfect" babies are a GOOD thing for society. Who wants to get become sickly and frail? And who wants their children to ever suffer from disease?