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The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human / Adam Piore.

Author/Creator:
Piore, Adam, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
376 pages ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Bioengineering.
Biomedical engineering.
Synthetic biology.
Childrens subjects:
Biomedical engineering.
Local subjects:
Bioengineering. (search)
Summary:
A tour of the current revolution in human augmentation explores how the world's most innovative engineers are helping people repair traumatic injuries while transcending physical and mental limitations.
Contents:
Moving. The bionic man who builds bionic people : replicating the way we move ; The birth of Bamm-Bamm : decoding the genome and rewriting it ; The man with the pixie dust : regenerative medicine and the quest to regrow limbs
Sensing. The woman who can see with her ears : neuroplasticity and learning pills ; Soldiers with Spidey sense : intuition and implicit learning ; The telepathy technician : decoding the brain and imagined speech
Thinking. the boy who remembers everything : Viagra for the brain ; The surgeon conducting the symphony : DBS and the power of electricity ; Sudden savants : unleashing the inner muse.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-366) and index.
ISBN:
9780062347145
0062347144
OCLC:
941442884