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

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781785786259 Hacking The Code Of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures (hot Science)
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781785786259 Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

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?
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New
paperback
Nessa Carey
Icon Books
September 7, 2020
9781785786259
M7280