Download Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9 by James Kozubek PDF

By James Kozubek

might you alter your genes should you may perhaps? As we confront the 'industrial revolution of the genome', the hot discoveries of Crispr-Cas9 applied sciences are providing, for the 1st time, reasonable and powerful equipment for modifying the human genome. This opens up startling new possibilities in addition to major moral uncertainty. Tracing occasions throughout a fifty-year interval, from the 1st gene splicing innovations to the current day, this can be the tale of gene enhancing - the technology, the influence and the aptitude. Kozubek weaves jointly the interesting tales of the various scientists desirous about the advance of gene modifying expertise. alongside the best way, he demystifies how the know-how fairly works and gives bright and thought-provoking reflections at the carrying on with moral debate. finally, Kozubek locations the controversy in its ancient and medical context to think about either what drives medical discovery and the results of the 'commodification' of life.

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