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

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

Two 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....

Title:A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780544716940
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  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    One of the essential key technologies for the future of humanity The previous methods before CRISPR were also not exactly precision instruments. Be it the use of radioactivity or toxicity, the gene gu...

  • Clif Hostetler

    This book's coauthor, Jennifer Doudna, together with Emmanuelle Charpentier published a seminal 2012 paper that demonstrated that CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) cou...

  • David

    This is a wonderful book, written by the scientist who discovered that the CRISPR reaction could be applied as a powerful gene-editing tool. In the first half of the book, Jennifer Doudna writes a pow...

  • Max

    On October 22nd 2019 an article ran in The Guardian announcing the first birthdays of twin girls. What made them special is that they are the first humans to be born from gene edited embryos, the firs...

  • Andrej Karpathy

    Very similar to Watson's "The Double Helix", this book is a part story of discovery and part a textbook, in this case on the topic of CRISPR, from a scientist deeply and technically involved in the te...

  • Adeyemi Ajao

    Last time a book gave me this feeling of awe and amazement was reading Stephen Hawkin's "Brief history of time" 20 years ago. It speaks volumes to Jennifer's ability to distilled the essential on this...

  • Peter Tillman

    Excellent book, though the technical stuff takes some work, and perhaps some background in biochemistry, to follow completely. The review to read here in Max's, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show.....

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    A great explanation of CRISPR Cas9 that recounts the research that uncovered it and makes a case for determining how we will responsibly control and wield this powerful tool in future gene editing. Th...

  • Bria

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway! Definitely a subject I'd be interested in but maybe I wouldn't have pursued it otherwise, so thanks Goodreads.Me being me, I found myself turned off by the per...

  • R Nair

    http://science.sciencemag.org/content...This was the ground breaking paper (not sure if I should post the link to the full article here) published by the authors of this book along with other research...