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

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Adı:
A Crack in Creation
Alt başlık:
Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Baskı tarihi:
13 Haziran 2017
Sayfa sayısı:
320
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780544716940
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

“The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” — George Lucas

“Required reading for every concerned citizen.” — New York Review of Books

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR—a revolutionary new technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create “better” humans. Writing with fellow researcher Sam Sternberg, Doudna—who has since won the Nobel Prize for her CRISPR research—shares the thrilling story of her discovery and describes the enormous responsibility that comes with the power to rewrite the code of life.

“An invaluable account . . . We owe Doudna several times over.” — Guardian
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“For the roughly one hundred thousand years of modern humans’ existence, the Homo sapiens genome has been shaped by the twin forces of random mutation and natural selection. Now, for the first time ever, we possess the ability to edit not only the DNA of every living human but also the DNA of future generations—in essence, to direct the evolution of our own species.”

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Adı:
A Crack in Creation
Alt başlık:
Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Baskı tarihi:
13 Haziran 2017
Sayfa sayısı:
320
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780544716940
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

“The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” — George Lucas

“Required reading for every concerned citizen.” — New York Review of Books

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR—a revolutionary new technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create “better” humans. Writing with fellow researcher Sam Sternberg, Doudna—who has since won the Nobel Prize for her CRISPR research—shares the thrilling story of her discovery and describes the enormous responsibility that comes with the power to rewrite the code of life.

“An invaluable account . . . We owe Doudna several times over.” — Guardian

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