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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (1 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674060156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674060159
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,092,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Carlson] presents an informative view of the future prospects for biotechnology and its regulation.--Michael A. Goldman"Nature" (04/22/2010)

"Biology Is Technology" is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the current state of biotechnology and the opportunities and dangers it may create.--Alex Soojung-Kim Pang"American Scientist" (11/01/2010)

"Biology is Technology" makes a tremendous contribution to public analysis of a very important emerging field. Although various commentators have discussed particular aspects of synthetic biology (e.g. risk regulation, intellectual property considerations), I am not aware of a book that encapsulates all of the varying strands of the debate. In addition, the book takes a set of provocative and interesting stances on the subjects that it addresses. It is obviously written by someone who has been a longstanding participant in, and commentator on, the field. Although I do not necessarily agree with all of the positions taken by the book, they are well-defended and thought through.--Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Carlson clearly frames a fresh future for biotechnology. Each chapter, from technology trends to property rights and biosecurity conundrums, invites close reading and vibrant discussion.--Drew Endy, Stanford Bioengineering & The BioBricks Foundation

Since Rob Carlson is THE authoritative tracker of progress in biotech, this book is the most complete---and exciting&mdashchronicle&mdash of the technological revolution that promises to dominate this century.--Stewart Brand, Author of Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

Biology is Technology makes a tremendous contribution to public analysis of a very important emerging field. Although various commentators have discussed particular aspects of synthetic biology (e.g. risk regulation, intellectual property considerations), I am not aware of a book that encapsulates all of the varying strands of the debate. In addition, the book takes a set of provocative and interesting stances on the subjects that it addresses. It is obviously written by someone who has been a longstanding participant in, and commentator on, the field. Although I do not necessarily agree with all of the positions taken by the book, they are well-defended and thought through.--Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Biology Is Technology is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the current state of biotechnology and the opportunities and dangers it may create.--Alex Soojung-Kim Pang"American Scientist" (11/01/2010)

About the Author

Robert H. Carlson is a Principal at Biodesic LLC.


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