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A crack in creation : gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution / Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg.

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Location: Fennell STACKS QH440 .D68 2017
Barcode: 30731101189177
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780544716940
  • ISBN: 0544716949
  • Physical Description: xx, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-269) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : the wave -- Part I. The tool. The quest for a cure -- A new defense -- Cracking the code -- Command and control -- Part II. The task. The CRISPR menagerie -- To heal the sick -- The reckoning -- What lies ahead -- Epilogue : the beginning.
Summary, etc.:
Two 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.
Subject: Genetics > Research > History.
Genetic engineering > History.
Genetic code.
Gene Editing > history.
CRISPR-Cas Systems.
Genetic Code.
Genetic Research > history.
United States.