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Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures
  

Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

By Carey, Nessa
Narrator Cass, Karen

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Just 45 years ago, the age of gene modification was born. Researchers could create glow-in-the-dark mice, farmyard animals producing drugs in their milk, and vitamin-enhanced rice that could prevent half a million people going blind every year. But now GM is rapidly being supplan...ted by a new system called CRISPR or `gene editing'. Using this approach, scientists can manipulate the genes of almost any organism with a degree of precision, ease and speed that we could only dream of ten years ago. But is it ethical to change the genetic material of organisms in a way that might be passed on to future generations? If a person is suffering from a lethal genetic disease, is it even more unethical to deny them this option? Who controls the application of this technology, when it makes `biohacking'-perhaps of one's own genome-a real possibility? Nessa Carey's book is a thrilling and timely snapshot of a technology that will radically alter our futures.
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ISBN 9781721386680
Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
Publisher Brilliance Corporation
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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ISBN-13 9781721386680
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Brilliance Corporation
Imprint Brilliance Audio
Released 11 Jun 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) By Carey, Nessa
Narrator Cass, Karen
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Genetics (Non-Medical)
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 171mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 82g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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