Xenesis

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Xenesis
Xenesis cover.jpg
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).

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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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