A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Book Name: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Author: Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Reprint edition
ISBN-10: 9780544716964
Year: 2017
Pages: 307
Language: English
File size: 11 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

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A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role at the greatest scientific discovery of the age: a cheap, simple way of rewriting genetic code, together with almost infinite promise and danger.Not since the nuclear bomb has a tech so alerted its inventors they warned the world regarding its usage. Not, in other words, before the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna known for a global moratorium on using this new gene-editing instrument CRISPR–a revolutionary new technologies which she helped produce –to create heritable modifications in human embryos. Yet even the smallest changes to DNA might have plethora, unforeseeable effects –to say nothing of their ethical and social consequences of blatantly mutating embryos to make”better” people.Composing with fellow researcher Samuel Sternberg, Doudna shares the thrilling narrative of her discovery, also passionately asserts that huge responsibility includes the capacity to rewrite the code of existence. Together with CRISPR, she reveals, we’ve effectively taken control of development. What will people do for this specific power?

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