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Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9

Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9

Current price: $21.95
Publication Date: April 26th, 2018
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
9781108454629
Pages:
474
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Description

Would you change your genes if you could? As we confront the 'industrial revolution of the genome', the recent discoveries of Crispr-Cas9 technologies are offering, for the first time, cheap and effective methods for editing the human genome. This opens up startling new opportunities as well as significant ethical uncertainty. Tracing events across a fifty-year period, from the first gene splicing techniques to the present day, this is the story of gene editing - the science, the impact and the potential. Kozubek weaves together the fascinating stories of many of the scientists involved in the development of gene editing technology. Along the way, he demystifies how the technology really works and provides vivid and thought-provoking reflections on the continuing ethical debate. This updated paperback edition contains all the very latest on the patent battle over Crisp and the applications of Crispr technology in agriculture and medicine.