The Crispr Revolution and the New Era of Genome EditingBook - 2020
If our genes are, to a great extent, our destiny, then what would happen if mankind could engineer and alter the very essence of our DNA coding? Millions might be spared the devastating effects of hereditary disease or the challenges of disability, whether it was the pain of sickle-cell anemia to the ravages of Huntington's disease. But this power to "play God" also raises major ethical questions and poses threats for potential misuse. For decades, these questions have lived exclusively in the realm of science fiction, but as Kevin Davies powerfully reveals in his new book, this is all about to change.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2020
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Characteristics: xviii, 446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Call Number: 576.5 DAV