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The Red Canary : The Story of the First Genetically Engineered Animal - Tim Birkhead

The Red Canary

The Story of the First Genetically Engineered Animal

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The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Though his experiments failed, they paved the way for others to succeed when it was recognised that the canary needed to be both a product of nature and nurture. This highly original narrative, of huge contemporary relevance, reveals how the obsession with turning the wild canary from green to red heralded the exciting but controversial developments in genetic manipulation.

Rich in historical detail, studded with curious characters - some of them human - and brimming with scientific insights. The Red Canary reads like a fine novel

ISBN: 9781408849439
ISBN-10: 1408849437
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th January 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Edition Number: 1