Hacking Darwin (2019) argues that humanity is on the cusp of a future beyond natural selection with the help of assisted reproductive technologies that will enable us to hack our genetic makeup. By mapping the history of genetics, technology and the implications of genetic engineering, it advocates for an informed adoption of the genetic revolution and suggests how to approach its political and ethical challenges.
Jamie Metzl is a leading futurist, geopolitics expert, sci-fi novelist, entrepreneur and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. Appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee in 2019, he develops global standards for the governance and oversight of human genome editing. Metzl has also served in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department and Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is also the author of the genetics sci-fi thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata.