A Crack In Creation

A Crack In Creation

This book is required reading for every concerned citizen—the material it covers should be discussed in schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.”— New York Review of Books Not since the atomic bomb has a technology ...

Author: Jennifer A. Doudna

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780544716964

Category: Science

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BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY | Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize “A powerful mix of science and ethics . . . This book is required reading for every concerned citizen—the material it covers should be discussed in schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.”— New York Review of Books Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR—a revolutionary new technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create “better” humans. Writing with fellow researcher Sam Sternberg, Doudna—who has since won the Nobel Prize for her CRISPR research—shares the thrilling story of her discovery and describes the enormous responsibility that comes with the power to rewrite the code of life. “The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” — George Lucas “An invaluable account . . . We owe Doudna several times over.” — Guardian
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Summary Study Guide A Crack in Creation

Summary   Study Guide   A  Crack in Creation

This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge

Author: Lee Tang

Publisher: LMT Press

ISBN: 9781974123100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 84

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Power and Peril of Gene Editing CRISPR/Cas9 Technology This book is a summary of “A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution” by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg. This book tells the story of CRISPR and “gene-editing.” CRISPR is a cutting-edge gene-editing technology that mimics what happens naturally in bacteria. It enables scientists to “play god” with plant or animal DNA, with unlimited power and peril. The technology of gene editing is the most important advance in our era. The possibility of forever altering the genetic composition of humankind is frightening. Yet we can’t overlook the opportunities that may lead to inventions for cures of HIV, debilitating genetic diseases, and cancers, and end food shortages. The book will demystify this exciting area of science and inspire you to seek answers to tough moral and ethical questions on the use of this technology. Read this book and get involved in the debate on the moral and ethical issues on the use of this technology. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge
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Summary Study Guide The Alzheimer s Solution

Summary   Study Guide   The Alzheimer s Solution

A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline at Every Age Lee Tang ... Guide - A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine: How Genetic ...

Author: Lee Tang

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ISBN: 9781988970028

Category: Health & Fitness

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Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by 90% Optimize Your Cognitive Function The must-read summary of “The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age,” by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD. This complete summary of Dean & Ayesha Sherzai’s book explains the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and the five-part program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline. By following this program, ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s. The ten percent with strong genetic risk for Alzheimer’s can delay the disease by ten to fifteen years. Those diagnosed with the disease can reverse the symptoms, be cognitively active, and add healthy years to life. This guide includes: • Book Summary—The summary helps you understand the key ideas and recommendations. • Online Videos—On-demand replay of public lectures, and seminars on the topics covered in the chapter. Value-added of this guide: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge Read this summary and apply the ideas to prevent and reverse the symptoms of this debilitating illness that threaten you and your loved ones.
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Toxin and Bioregulator Weapons

Toxin and Bioregulator Weapons

... in capabilities that is allowing scientists to understand and manipulate living systems in unprecedented ways. ... the scientific world A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.1 Moreover, ...

Author: Michael Crowley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031101649

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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This book explores how revolutionary developments and convergence of the chemical, life and associated sciences are impacting contemporary toxin and bioregulator research, and examines the risks of such research being misused for malign purposes. Investigating illustrative cases of dual use research of potential concern in China, India, Iran, Russia, Syria and the USA, the authors discuss how states can ensure such research and related activities are not utilised in weapons development. Although toxins and bioregulators are, in theory, covered by both the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and Chemical Weapons Convention, this apparent overlap in reality masks a dangerous regulatory gap – with neither Convention implemented effectively to address threats of weaponisation. This book highlights the potentially damaging consequences for international peace and security, and proposes realistic routes for action by states and the scientific community.
Categories: Political Science

Psychoanalysis of Technoscience

Psychoanalysis of Technoscience

Five years later, in 2017, Jennifer Doudna published an autobiographical retrospect entitled A Crack in Creation: gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution, written in her own voice (first person singular), ...

Author: Hub Zwart

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643910509

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Page: 200

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This book presents a psychoanalysis of technoscience. Basic concepts and methods developed by Freud, Jung, Bachelard and Lacan are applied to case histories (palaeoanthropology, classical conditioning, virology). Rather than by disinterested curiosity, technoscience is driven by desire, resistance and the will to control. Moreover, psychoanalysis focusses on primal scenes (Dubois' quest for the missing link, Pavlov's discovery of the conditioned reflex) and opts for triangulation: comparing technoscience to "different scenes" provided by novels, so that Dubois's work is compared to missing link novels by Verne and London and Pavlov's experiments with Skinner's Walden Two, while virology is studied through the lens of viral fiction.
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Falter

Falter

Ibid. 5. Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg, A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), p. 29. 6. Ibid., p. x. 7. Carl Zimmer, “A Crispr Conundrum: ...

Author: Bill McKibben

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250178275

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history -- and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away. Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.
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Biotechnology Scientific Advancement Versus Public Safety

Biotechnology  Scientific Advancement Versus Public Safety

5942 (August 14, 2009): 866–870; Katherine Harmon, “Rare Genetic Mutation Lets Some People Function with Less Sleep,” ... A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution (New York: Houghton Mifflin ...

Author: Conrad B Quintyn

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811259272

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Page: 391

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The New Eugenics

The New Eugenics

Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg, A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), 137. Peter Raven, George B. Johnson, Kenneth A. Mason, ...

Author: Conrad B. Quintyn Ph.D.

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480899216

Category: Science

Page: 424

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The specter of early twentieth-century eugenics—with its goal of preventing the “unfit” from reproducing through forced sterilization—still haunts us in this era of genetic engineering. Conrad B. Quintyn, an associate professor of biological anthropology at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, calls this the new eugenics era because geneticists have begun to explore ways to prevent and repair defective genes in all humans. In this book, he considers whether genetic engineering will exacerbate social injustices and/or lead to a public safety issue. For instance, in 2012, virologists in the U.S. and the Netherlands genetically engineered avian (bird) flu to be more transmissible between mammals. These scientists argued that virus transmission between mammals enables us to make vaccines to prevent pandemics. They never considered what would happen if the virus accidentally escaped the laboratory. Meanwhile, some scientists are experimenting with “designer babies,” altering genes to remove diseases and even programming certain traits. Join the author as he considers whether scientists are playing God as well as the risks we face by altering genetics in The New Eugenics.
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Techlash

Techlash

troublesome being our genetic makeup.5 The supreme, if not ominous, question facing us is, “Who and what is, ... A Crack In Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Mariner Books, New York, 2018; ...

Author: Ian I. Mitroff

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030432799

Category: Agriculture (General)

Page: 55

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Technology has made human lives incomparably better. Civilization as we know it would utterly collapse without it. However, if not properly managed, technology can and will be systematically abused and misuse and thereby become one of the biggest threats to humankind. This open access book applies proactive crisis management to the management of technology organizations to make them more sustainable and socially responsible for the betterment of humankind. It forecasts the unintended consequences of technology and offers methods to counteract it.
Categories: Agriculture (General)

Imagining the Darwinian Revolution

Imagining the Darwinian Revolution

Historical Narratives of Evolution from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Ian Hesketh ... A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), xiii, 227–28, ...

Author: Ian Hesketh

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822988724

Category: Science

Page: 347

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This volume considers the relationship between the development of evolution and its historical representations by focusing on the so-called Darwinian Revolution. The very idea of the Darwinian Revolution is a historical construct devised to help explain the changing scientific and cultural landscape that was ushered in by Charles Darwin’s singular contribution to natural science. And yet, since at least the 1980s, science historians have moved away from traditional “great man” narratives to focus on the collective role that previously neglected figures have played in formative debates of evolutionary theory. Darwin, they argue, was not the driving force behind the popularization of evolution in the nineteenth century. This volume moves the conversation forward by bringing Darwin back into the frame, recognizing that while he was not the only important evolutionist, his name and image came to signify evolution itself, both in the popular imagination as well as in the work and writings of other evolutionists. Together, contributors explore how the history of evolution has been interpreted, deployed, and exploited to fashion the science behind our changing understandings of evolution from the nineteenth century to the present.
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