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From the Publisher...provides an interesting context for considering a wide range of moral and policy issues that have been raised in previous debates on biomedical technologies.— Science
"This is a bold and imaginative attempt to open up discussion on several levels-biological and ethical-about a possible development in human evolution, notably, that of our becoming immortal. Shostak lucidly and instructively explains why it is that complex cellular life has evolved in a mortal fashion and how developments in biotechnology and increases in our understanding of life will, at some point in the future, enable us to create immortal human beings."— Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick
"The author has a very interesting and compelling argument for immortality, whereby the provocative implication of this book is that, far from being a pipe-dream, human immortality is a biological possibility. It's a very informative presentation of the pertinent biology and history of biology, with some reference to the larger ethical and political implications of the subject."— Robert M. Johnson, Castleton College"