Modern Prometheus

Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9

Author: James Kozubek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Medical


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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. Ultimately, Kozubek places the debate in its historical and scientific context to consider both what drives scientific discovery and the implications of the 'commodification' of life.

Modern Prometheus

Author: Jim Kozubek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Law

Page: 478

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This book tells the dramatic story of Crispr and the potential impact of this gene-editing technology.

Religion and the New Technologies

Author: Noreen Herzfeld

Publisher: MDPI


Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Religion and the New Technologies" that was published in Religions

Genome Editing and Engineering

From TALENs, ZFNs and CRISPRs to Molecular Surgery

Author: Krishnarao Appasani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Science

Page: 586

View: 878

A complete guide to endonuclease-based genomic engineering, from basic science to application in disease biology and clinical treatment.

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Summer/Fall 2017, Volume 18

Author: Tom Hoffecker

Publisher: Georgetown University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 156

View: 677

The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs is the official publication of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Founded to serve as an academic resource for scholars, business leaders, policymakers, and students of international relations alike, the journal cultivates a dialogue accessible to those with varying levels of knowledge about foreign affairs and international politics.