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Hacking the Code of Life - How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures (Paperback): Nessa Carey

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Nessa Carey

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

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.

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Imprint: Icon Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2019
Authors: Nessa Carey
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-78578-497-2
Categories: Books > Medicine > Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Medicine > Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences > Medical genetics
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Gene therapy
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Genetics (non-medical)
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LSN: 1-78578-497-8
Barcode: 9781785784972

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