From Michael Crichton, the #1 bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, comes an astounding, eye-opening look at the world of genetics: Next.
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?
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and genetic ownership shatters our assumptions.
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In an ambitious effort to show what's wrong with the U.S.'s current handling of gene patents and with the laws governing human tissues, the author interweaves many plot strands, one involving a California researcher, Henry Kendall, who has mixed human and chimp DNA while working at NIH.| Read Full Review of Next
A seminal event in NEXT --- the introduction of Dave --- makes one wonder.Jan 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Next
All you need to know about Michael Crichton's absurd technothriller Next is that the marquee character, Gerard, is a conversational gray parrot .Dec 06 2006 | Read Full Review of Next
Author, Michael Crichtons new book Next deals with all of these issues and more in a way that will chill, thrill and inform readers of all types.Jan 22 2015 | Read Full Review of Next
In the New York Times, Janet Maslin calls Next"un-put-downable," remarking, "What's interesting about it is not that Mr. Crichton may be the only pop novelist writing Google code, but that he can weave it into a plot," and Time notes, "It helps that he makes biotechnology fun."Dec 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Next
Michael Crichton needs no introduction in the genre of science fiction thrillers.Feb 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Next
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