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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Carey, Nessa

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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 9781785784972
Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Hot Science
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ISBN-13 9781785784972
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Imprint Icon Books Ltd
Released 15 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Carey, Nessa
Series Hot Science
Category Medical Genetics
Gene Therapy
Popular Science
Genetics (Non-Medical)
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 616.042
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Medical genetics - Popular works, Medical genetics - Popular works - Moral and ethical aspects, Genetic regulation - Popular works, Genetic regulation - Popular works - Moral and ethical aspects
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade