Could we create a real-life superhero by changing human biology itself?The form and function of the human body, once entirely delimited by nature, are now fluid concepts thanks to recent advances in biomedical science and engineering. Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr uses Marvels Captain America an ordinary man turned into an extraordinary hero, thanks to a military science experiment as an entry-point to this brave new world of science, no longer limited to the realm of fiction. With our ever-expanding scientific and technological prowess, human biological adaptability is now in our fallible human hands. Thanks to the convergence of biology, engineering, and technology, we can now alter our abilities through surgery, pharmaceutical enhancement, technological fusion, and genetic engineering.Written in an accessible manner, Chasing Captain America explores these areas and more, asking what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend those limits, and how we may be forced to reshape human biology if we are to colonize planets like Mars....
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Chasing Captain America: How Advances in Science, Engineering, and Biotechnology Will Produce a Superhuman Reviews
I found this book to be an exceptionally well-written piece of literature enlightening us about today's groundbreaking work (and discoveries) in medical science. Zehr blends awesome comic metaphors with real-life examples, bringing any topic into a candid, seamless understanding of how far we can push our base biology. You can refer to Chasing Captain America as a great source for educational purposes or even just to increase your own knowledge of the advances we have achieved thus far in the 21 ...more