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Author Beat Glogger
Country Switzerland
Language German
Genre Science Thriller novel
Published 2004 (Rowohlt Verlag)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 383 pp
ISBN 978-3-499-23613-6
OCLC 254100166

Xenesis is a 2004 techno-thriller by Beat Glogger, a Swiss science journalist, published by Rowohlt Verlag. The book builds around a theme of livestock that are genetically modified for xenotransplantation, as a remedy for human organ donor shortages. A film adaptation may be in progress.[1]

The title is an artificial word that combines the words "xenos"—from the Greek for "alien"—and "Genesis" (taken from the Biblical creation story).


The book was awarded the Media Prix in 2005 by the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences, and was nominated for the 2006 Descartes Prize by the European Commission.[2]


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