HOW TO BUILD A DRAGON OR DIE TRYING

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What if you could have your own real dragon While that might seem like just a fantasy today cuttingedge science has brought us to the point where it might really be possible This book looks into the possibilities of making living firebreathing dragons The world has been fascinated with dragons for thousands of years Fictional dragons still have a firm place in pop culture such as Smaug from The Hobbit as well as the dragons in Game of Thrones and in the How to Train Your Dragon movies This new book discusses using powerful technologies such as CRISPR gene editing stem cells and bioengineering to make real dragons It also goes through what useful information we can learn from animals such as Pteranodons and amazing presentday creatures in our quest to build actual dragons The book goes on to discuss the possibility of building other mythical creatures such as unicorns and mermaids Overall How to Build A Dragon is also meant as a satirical look at cuttingedge science and it pokes fun at science hype Anyone who is interested in dragons or cuttingedge science will enjoy this book It is written in a humorous approachable way making science fun and easy to understand including for young adultsThe author is wellknown scientist Paul Knoepfler who is familiar to the public for his science his blog The Niche and his frequent contributions to lay stories on new science concepts such as stem cells and CRISPR He also is known for his TED talk on designer babies with more than 13 million views and his two books Stem Cells An Insider39s Guide and GMO Sapiens The LifeChanging Science of Designer Babies The coauthor his daughter Julie Knoepfler is a high school student interested in science and writing She has her own blog on literary and film analysis and enjoys taking a humorous look at culture through writing
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