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Crispr People

Author: Henry T. Greely  

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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?

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

"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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Description

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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Critic Reviews

“"Packed with facts and analysis, Henry Greely's CRISPR People examines what He did, explains why Greely believes it was wrong, describes the world's reaction, and details what we can and should do about work like this in the future...Greely provides an exquisite view of the wide-ranging issues at play in this particular case." -- Science "In Crispr People , law professor and bioethicist Henry Greely provides a detailed framework for how to think about regulating to get the best out of Crispr, while avoiding a repeat of He's experiment with life... the book provides an academic map for how to think about the regulation we need. --Financial Times”

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About the Author

Henry T. Greely is Professor of Law, Professor by Courtesy of Genetics, and Director of the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University, where he also chairs the Steering Committee of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics and directs the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society.

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Product Details

Publisher
Mit Press Ltd | MIT Press
Published
16th February 2021
Pages
288
ISBN
9780262044431
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