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Biotech is raising ethical concerns – we've been here before

Think about it –

A new book explores 3 abilities that exist today, whether we are ready or not.

Diana Gittig

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Matthew Cobb is a zoologist and author with a background in insect genetics and the history of science. Over the past decade or so, as CRISPR has been discovered and applied to genetic modification, he has become concerned—in fact scared—of three potential applications for the technology. He’s a good partner: Jennifer Doudna, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery and use of CRISPR, fears the same thing. So he decided to delve into these topics, and Gods: A Moral History in the Age of Genetics

is the result.



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