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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 a chimp fetus resembles a human being? 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 and to 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.

Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and the bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.

The future is closer than you think.

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Welcome to our genetic world. Fast, furious and out of control. This is not the world of the future it's the world right now. Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table the same species? Human 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; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime. 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 w

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MICHAEL CRICHTON’s novels include Pirate Latitudes, Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He is also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 150 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen have been made into films. He remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie and TV show at the same time.

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ISBN:
9780060873035
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
HarperLuxe
Author:
by Michael Crichton
Author:
chael
Author:
Crichton, M. I.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Mutation (Biology)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20061128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.18519 in 26.8 oz
Age Level:
from 5 to 10

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"Synopsis" by , Welcome to our genetic world. Fast, furious and out of control. This is not the world of the future it's the world right now. Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table the same species? Human 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; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime. 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 w
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