Nature Reviews Biofutures

"It is appropriate that a commentary on the possible futures and dangers associated with owning parts of the body — a discussion anchored in biology as information — should be presented as a hypertext DVD rather than as a conventional book," writes Andrew Webster in the March 2009 Nature review of Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information, the new DVD-ROM by Robert Mitchell, Helen J. Burgess, and Phillip Thurtle.

"Biofutures deploys multimedia information sources, including
video, text, interviews, film clips, web links and animations, all
accessed through a central menu. The interactive format allows for
nonlinear exploration of the three main themes of law, biology and
culture, and users may create their own links with digital bookmarks
that can be managed with password protection."

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