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A Crack in Creation

Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

By Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg
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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg

A Crack in Creation (2017) describes everything you need to know about CRISPR, a new technique to alter the genes of living organisms. These blinks explain the scientific details of gene editing, while also discussing its medical and ethical implications.

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From curing diseases to designing babies; these blinks offer a fascinating glimpse into the potential of gene editing and the ethical and philosophical questions it raises.

– Isabella, German Production Manager at Blinkist

  • Biologists, chemists and natural scientists
  • Philosophers and ethicists who wonder about the implications of gene editing
  • Anyone interested in the future of medical science

Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD, is a professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a leading international expert on CRISPR biology and genome engineering.

Samuel H. Sternberg, PhD, is a biochemist and the author of a number of high-profile scientific publications on CRISPR technology. He is the recipient of the Scaring Award and the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.

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