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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by Ed Regis, George Church

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CHAPTER 7

-10,000 YR, NEOLITHIC

Industrial Revolutions.The Agricultural Revolution and Synthetic Genomics.The BioFab Manifesto

Industrial Revolutions

The Neolithic era began roughly 10,000 years ago in the Middle East, at the tail end of the Stone Age. By this time in history the genus Homo had winnowed itself down to only one remaining human species, Homo sapiensus—which had by then vanquished, assimilated, or otherwise out-survived Neanderthal man, the Denisovans, and all earlier examples of archaic humankind. The period was put on the map and immortalized by the development and use of polished stone implements—and nice-looking ones at that—as ...

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