Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
September 12, 2003

Living with the Fluid Genome

From the Institute of Science in Society...
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Living with the Fluid Genome By Mae-Wan Ho, ISIS-TWN, London & Penang, ISBN: 0-9544923-0-7, 2003.

Inside story from a scientist who has warned that genetic engineering is both dangerous and futile. Tells you why the whole biotech enterprise - from GM crops to gene drugs and human cloning is a phenomenal waste of public finance and scientific imagination, and what it means to be living with the fluid genome.

Soon to be on sale in bookstores, and still available from ISIS on-line bookstore (

Details here.

Some words of mouth

"Probably the most disturbing book of recent times, on a par with Rachel Carsons Silent Spring. Opens the lid on the intellectual corruption of Western science." Noel Lynch, Green Member of the London Assembly, UK

"This book serves a need to describe the obvious to literate and astute masses! As educators, we need to critically analyse our failure to convey the fundamental biological insight of life as a continuum to our students." R.H. Richardson, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, USA

"A trenchant, lucid and thrilling account of how a multi-billion industry has been built on fraudulent concepts." Caroline Clarke, Concerned Citizens of Burnhams, UK

"An excellent scientific summary; explains in laypersons language the differences between GM and non-GM DNA, the problems of GM, and how GM has come from a flawed, narrow, reductionist concept of a static genetic structure. It brings to life the reality of the fluid genome as part of the dynamic, integrated whole." Margaret Stronach, Friends of the Earth, Wokingham, UK

"Mae-Wan Ho is the tenacious champion of a heretical science that is fast-becoming the mainstream." Dr. Finn Bowring, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK

"An exposť of the risks of genetic engineering and a warning to developing countries that new technologies are not necessarily beneficial, appropriate or needed." Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network

"This enlightening book takes you through the theoretical and empirical evidence on why we must totally reject the creation of Frankenstein foods." Edward Goldsmith, Founding Editor of The Ecologist.


posted by Chris Gupta on Friday September 12 2003
updated on Saturday September 24 2005

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