• Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures

    Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures
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    ISBN: 9781785786259
    Title: Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures
    Author: CAREY NESSA

    '[A]n excellent, brisk guide to what is likely to happen as opposed to the fantastically remote.' -& Los Angeles Review of Books

    In 2018 the world woke up to gene editing with a storm of controversy over twin girls born in China with genetic changes deliberately introduced by scientists - changes they will pass on to their own offspring.&

    Genetic modification (GM) has been with us for 45 years now, but the new system known as CRISPR or gene editing can manipulate the genes of almost any organism with a degree of precision, ease and speed that we could only dream of ten years ago.&

    But is it ethical to change the genetic material of organisms in a way that might be passed on to future generations? If a person is suffering from a lethal genetic disease, is it unethical to deny them this option? Who controls the application of this technology, when it makes 'biohacking' - perhaps of one's own genome - a real possibility?Nessa Carey's book is a thrilling and timely snapshot of a cutting-edge technology that will radically alter our futures and the way we prevent disease.

    'A focused snapshot of a brave new world.' -& Nature&

    'A brisk, accessible primer on the fast-moving field, a clear-eyed look at a technology that is already driving major scientific advances - and raising complex ethical questions.' - Emily Anthes, Undark


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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