Seizure

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Robin Cook

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Beschreibung

In a novel as timely as it is terrifying, New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook explores the controversial clash of politics and biotechnology. When Dr. Daniel Lowell and his partner, Dr. Stephanie D'Agostino, discover a new cloning procedure that utilizes stem cells to treat otherwise incurable and degenerative diseases, they know they've hit the medical jackpot. But with their cutting-edge method pending approval, they run into a roadblock by the name of Senator Ashley Butler, who views their technique as an attack on traditional American values. Then Butler is diagnosed with rapidly progressing Parkinson's disease, and he must make a Faustian pact with the very doctors whose groundbreaking technology he is trying to destroy: treatment in exchange for unwavering support. But the DNA transference procedure has never been tested before, and working under less than favorable conditions to keep the premature trial under wraps, the doctors place their careers-and their patient's life-at risk, all in the name of scientific progress. Once they hit the point of no return, they feel invincible, but when Butler starts experiencing violent, horrifying seizures, they realize their luck may have run out…

Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 448
Erscheinungsdatum Oktober 2004
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-425-18966-5
Verlag Berkley Books
Maße (L/B/H) 17.2/10.5/3.3 cm
Gewicht 223 g

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Robin Cook beschreibt wieder einmal spannend mögliche Entwicklungen der Genmanipulation, wie sie sich heute schon fast anbieten. Er weist aber dann auch auf die mögliche Diskussion hin, der wir uns unbedingt stellen müssen.

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