CRISPR's Inventor Assesses Her Creation

CRISPR's Inventor Assesses Her Creation
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A Crack in Creation is a book about awe—the awe an inventor feels when she surveys the new possibilities that her invention has enabled. It is also a book about dread—the dread the inventor feels when she contemplates potential misuse and abuse of her invention. It is partly a memoir. It is partly an appeal for public engagement in the debate over the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as Crispr-Cas9.

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