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Saturday, July 08, 2017

To Control Evolution

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

a-crack-in-creation-cover Doudna, professor of biology at UC-Berkeley, and Sternberg, her former graduate student and current collaborator, explain the basics of the potentially revolutionary CRISPR technology, the events leading up to Doudna’s discovery of that technology, and the ethical dilemmas posed by the newfound ability to alter any living being’s genetic composition. The authors describe the biological … more…

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