Lawrence L. Lapin
A being might be completely defined by its genome sequence, which is the string of amino acids comprising the plant or animal’s long DNA molecule. These double helixes have only four possibilities at each successive position, so they are typically portrayed as a sequence of the first letters in the names of the respective component. Once it took over a year to sequence a human genome, a feat that now can be done in a few hours and which can cost under a thousand or so dollars.
Every life form known to mankind has its unique DNA sequence—all plants, animals, fungi, and bacterium. Except for identical twins, all animals within species ordinarily have slightly different DNA arrangements, which partly account for individual differences. There seems to be little correlation between a genome’s length and the complexity of the species it tags.
The hard part is finding the genes that correspond to particular body characteristics. It has taken decades of research to identify just a portion of human genes, and the list keeps growing. Bad genes responsible for a hereditary malady would be signaled by wrong positioning of the letters in the DNA map, so that one or more amino acid is out of place.
The simplest DNA maps generally correspond to tiniest lifeforms, such as viruses. As we know all too well, those can cause the worst diseases.
In my story Adam… Forever, the hero Adam Boatwright modifies a virus to ward off cancer. His mutant virus has unforeseen side effects.
Prequel to the Adam’s Chronicles series. The story tells how geneticist and surgeon, Adam Boatwright, uses his skills to prevent his wife’s impending cancer. Adam engineers a super virus that continually generates chemicals that fight off viruses and cancer.
As a test, Adam infects himself with that mutant virus. But the side effect is prevention of aging, and he becomes virtually immortal. Convinced that long lives would destroy the human race, Adam becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as he tries to stop profiteers from exploiting his super virus.
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The Adam’s Chronicles Series
Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.
The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.
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Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.
Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.
A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.