Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing  by Kevin Davies audiobook

Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing

By Kevin Davies
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One of the world's leading experts on genetics unravels one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. If our genes are, to a great extent, destiny, then what would happen if mankind could engineer and alter the very essence of our DNA coding? Millions might be spared the devastating effects of hereditary disease or the challenges of disability. But this power to “play God” also raises major ethical questions and poses threats for potential misuse. For decades, these questions have lived exclusively in the realm of science fiction, but as Davies powerfully reveals in his new book, this is all about to change. Engrossing and captivating, Editing Humanity takes readers inside the fascinating world of a new gene editing technology called CRISPR, a high-powered genetic toolkit that enables scientists to not only engineer but to edit the DNA of any organism down to the individual building blocks of the genetic code. Davies introduces readers to arguably the most profound scientific breakthrough of our time. He tracks the scientists on the front lines of its research to the patients whose powerful stories bring the narrative movingly to human scale. In so doing, Davies sheds light on the implications that this new technology will have on our everyday lives and in the lives of generations to come.

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One of the world's leading experts on genetics unravels one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. If our genes are, to a great extent, destiny, then what would happen if mankind could engineer and alter the very essence of our DNA coding? Millions might be spared the devastating effects of hereditary disease or the challenges of disability. But this power to “play God” also raises major ethical questions and poses threats for potential misuse. For decades, these questions have lived exclusively in the realm of science fiction, but as Davies powerfully reveals in his new book, this is all about to change. Engrossing and captivating, Editing Humanity takes readers inside the fascinating world of a new gene editing technology called CRISPR, a high-powered genetic toolkit that enables scientists to not only engineer but to edit the DNA of any organism down to the individual building blocks of the genetic code. Davies introduces readers to arguably the most profound scientific breakthrough of our time. He tracks the scientists on the front lines of its research to the patients whose powerful stories bring the narrative movingly to human scale. In so doing, Davies sheds light on the implications that this new technology will have on our everyday lives and in the lives of generations to come.

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Author Bio: Kevin Davies

Author Bio: Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies, PhD, is the author of Cracking the Genome and editor in chief of Bio-IT World, a monthly magazine covering enabling technology in the life sciences. He was the founding editor of Nature Genetics, the world’s leading genetics journal, and he has also written for the Boston Globe, New England Journal of Medicine, New Scientist, and Prospect. Dr. Davies holds an MA in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of London. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his wife and two teenage children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 16.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English