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The Resource A Crack in Creation

A Crack in Creation

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A Crack in Creation
Title
A Crack in Creation
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Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg
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eng
Summary
A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR—a revolutionary new technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers, and will help address the world's hunger crisis. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences—to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create "better" humans. Writing with fellow researcher Samuel Sternberg, Doudna shares the thrilling story of her discovery, and passionately argues that enormous responsibility comes with the ability to rewrite the code of life. With CRISPR, she shows, we have effectively taken control of evolution. What will we do with this unfathomable power?
Summary
Two award-winning Berkeley scientists explore the potential of a revolutionary genetics technology capable of easily and affordably manipulating DNA in human embryos to prevent specific diseases, addressing key concerns about related ethical and societal repercussions
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
576.5072
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution
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A Crack in Creation
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780544716964
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Crack in Creation
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:77e7d272-7ea2-4c58-9a47-2376f4fbe5cf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780544716964
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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