Book

A crack in creation: gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution

by  Jennifer A Doudna / Samuel H Sternberg

Description

Two Berkeley scientists explore the potential of a revolutionary genetics technology capable of easily and affordably manipulating DNA in human embryos to prevent specific diseases, addressing key concerns about related ethical and societal repercussions

Table Of Contents

  • Prologue : the wave
  • Part I. The tool. The quest for a cure
  • A new defense
  • Cracking the code
  • Command and control
  • Part II. The task. The CRISPR menagerie
  • To heal the sick
  • The reckoning
  • What lies ahead
  • Epilogue : the beginning

Subject

History / Research History / Gene editing / Genetic engineering / Genetics / Genetic code

Details

Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
Language English
Material xx, 281 p.
ISBN 9781847923820
Location
TCDC Bangkok - New Arrival (Books)

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