Hacking The Code Of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures

September 18, 2020|
Hacking The Code Of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures by Nessa Carey
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The cutting-edge science that will revolutionise the way we prevent disease Just 45 years ago, the age of gene modification was born. Researchers could create glow-in-the-dark mice, farmyard animals producing drugs in their milk, and vitamin-enhanced rice that could prevent half a million people going blind every year. But now GM is rapidly being supplanted by a new system called CRISPR or gene editing'. Using this approach, scientists 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 even more 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 technology that will radically alter our futures.
Title:Hacking The Code Of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our FuturesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:1.11 X 1.11 X 0 inShipping dimensions:1.11 X 1.11 X 0 inPublished:September 18, 2020Publisher:Icon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1785786253

ISBN - 13:9781785786259

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