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  • ISBN: 9780061338717 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061338710 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [New York] : HarperAudio, 2006.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 13:32:19.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Dylan Baker.
Summary, etc.:
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction, is it worse than the disease? We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars or test our spouses for genetic maladies. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes. Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 194566 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Genetics > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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