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
Gene Therapy Tackles a Common Birth Defect: Deafness
After false starts, researchers are making progress toward treating deafness with gene therapy
Scientific American, 2018
Could the Next Big Information Technology Be ... DNA?
How DNA is used to store – and generate – information at extreme scales
Scientific American, 2019
The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing
Pegasus Books, 2020
Oxford UP, 1990
The Telomere Effect
A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Grand Central, 2017
‘Ancestry problem’ Sends CRISPR Astray in Some People
Reference genomes used to direct the gene editor fail to account for human diversity in those of African descent
Landmark CRISPR Trial Shows Promise Against Deadly Disease
Administering gene-editing treatment directly into the body could be a safe and effective way to treat a rare, life-threatening condition.
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