The Future of Medicine

By the end of this century, living beyond 100 will be the rule rather than the exception. What medical breakthroughs and new technologies will make this possible? In this wide-ranging, one-stop guide, James Temperton outlines the medical revolutions that are transforming healthcare. He looks at the burgeoning immune therapies that could one day cure such life-threatening diseases as cancer. He explores the science – and ethics – of genetic engineering and its potential to create ‘designer babies’.

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By the end of this century, living beyond 100 will be the rule rather than the exception. What medical breakthroughs and new technologies will make this possible?

In this brilliantly wide-ranging, one-stop guide WIRED journalist James Temperton outlines the medical revolutions that are transforming healthcare. He looks at the burgeoning immune therapies that could one day cure such life-threatening diseases as cancer. He explores the science - and ethics - of genetic engineering and its potential to create 'designer babies'. He considers the role that cutting-edge medical research could play in the treatment of mental and neurological disorders ranging from depression to autism. And he addresses the fundamental question: could medical technology become so sophisticated that we witness the end of ageing?

Additional information

Weight 1270 g
Dimensions 177 × 130 × 12 mm
Author

Temperton, James

Publisher

Random House Business Books

Imprint

Random House Business Books

Cover

Paperback

Pages

112

Language

English

Edition

0

Dewey

610 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K