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Crispr People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans

Henry T. Greely

Beginning with the amazing tale of the Chinese "CRISPR Babies," Greely tells the complex story of human germline editing, covering the science, ethics, law, and politics

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Publisher: MIT Press
Publish Date: 02/16/2021
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 9780262044431
ISBN-10: 0262044439
Language: English

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What does the birth of babies whose embryos had gone through genome editing mean--for science and for all of us?

In November 2018, the world was shocked to learn that two babies had been born in China with DNA edited while they were embryos--as dramatic a development in genetics as the cloning of Dolly the sheep was in 1996. In this book, Hank Greely, a leading authority on law and genetics, tells the fascinating story of this human experiment and its consequences. Greely explains what Chinese scientist He Jiankui did, how he did it, and how the public and other scientists learned about and reacted to this unprecedented genetic intervention

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