Gregor Mendel was fascinated by heredity in organisms. And his studies of genetic variation delivered the very first deep insights. Today, new tools allow the modification of genes, virtually without limit. With power comes responsibility.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing
Pegasus Books, 2020
An Intimate History
Oxford UP, 1990
The Telomere Effect
A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Grand Central, 2017
China’s CRISPR Revolution
Editing of plant, animal and human genomes has never been easier, as this country’s scientists are rapidly demonstrating.
Using Nature to Understand Nurture
Genetic associations show how parenting matters for children’s education
How to Clone a Mammoth
The Science of De-Extinction
Princeton UP, 2016
Seeds of Science
Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs
Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018
What’s Next for CRISPR Babies?
Following last year’s bombshell revelation, investigations mount and debates swirl about the future for gene-edited humans. Here are the four most pressing questions.