Rosalyn W. Berne, Ph.D. explores the intersecting realms of emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and the links between the human and non-human worlds. As a professor in the field of Science, Technology, & Society (STS) at the University of Virginia, her research interests include new reproductive and emerging bio-technologies, and inter-species communication. Beyond her academic life, Rosalyn uses her perceptual gifts and empathic intuition in working with horses and their human companions. Her publications include academic books and numerous papers, a science fiction novel, and two books in the body-mind-spirit genre.
This book melds essays on biotechnology written by scientists into science fiction stories. It opens a conversation about the morality of what we may one day be, and what it may mean to be human as our biotechnological endeavors continue to evolve. The biotechnology "revolution," launched on a global scale many decades ago, has taken a direct course toward re-creating life. Yet there are still many choices to be made in shaping the future that it may one day make possible. The book motivates readers toward deep reflection and continual discourse, which is essential if biotechnology is to evolve in ethical, meaningful, and sustainable ways.
Biotechnology and Science Fiction
© 2013 Rosalyn W. Berne
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