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A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution

A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution (EPUB ebook)

By Doudna, Jennifer
By Sternberg, Samuel

Jennifer Doudna, the world-famous scientist behind CRISPR, 'one of the most monumental discoveries in biology' (New York Times), explains its discovery, describes its power to reshape the future of all life and warns of its use.'Urgent, riveting and endlessly fascinating, this bo...ok is destined to become an instant classic. Read it if you want to understand our biological future' Siddhartha Mukherjee'In this wonderful book ... Doudna's and Sternberg's simple but compelling exploration of this hugely important subject offers and excellent overview of this startling and unprecedented discovery' Literary ReviewA handful of discoveries have changed the course of human history. This book is about the most recent and potentially the most powerful and dangerous of them all.It is an invention that allows us to rewrite the genetic code that shapes and controls all living beings with astonishing accuracy and ease. Thanks to it, the dreams of genetic manipulation have become a stark reality: the power to cure disease and alleviate suffering, to create new sources of food and energy, as well as to re-design any species, including humans, for our own ends.Jennifer Doudna is the co-inventor of this technology - known as CRISPR - and a scientist of worldwide renown. Writing with fellow researcher Samuel Sternberg, here she provides the definitive account of her discovery, explaining how this wondrous invention works and what it is capable of. She also asks us to consider what our new-found power means: how do we enjoy its unprecedented benefits while avoiding its equally unprecedented dangers? The future of humankind - and of all life on Earth - is at stake. This book is an essential guide to the path that now lies ahead.'A scientific thriller and a gripping read by a brilliant scientist' Venki Ramakrishnan
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ISBN 9781473524194
Published 15 Jun 2017
Publisher Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781473524194
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Released 15 Jun 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Doudna, Jennifer
By Sternberg, Samuel
Category Ethical Issues & Debates
Science: General Issues
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Popular Science
Biology & Life Sciences
Genetic Engineering
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 500
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress RNA editing, RNA - Structure
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade