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Author Carey, Nessa, author.

Title Hacking the code of life : how gene editing will rewrite our futures / Nessa Carey.

Publication Info. London : Icon Books, 2019.
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction-NEW  616.042 CAR    DUE 10-23-19
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  616.042 CAR    DUE 11-10-19
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Description 181 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 supplanted 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?
Subject Medical genetics -- Popular works.
Medical genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Popular works.
Genetic regulation -- Popular works.
Genetic regulation -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Popular works.
ISBN 1785784978 (paperback)
9781785784972 (paperback)
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