Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

by Scientific American (Author), Bernadette Dunne (Narrateur)
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Genetic engineering, which refers to the direct manipulation of DNA, became a reality in the 1970s. In this audiobook, we take a look at how far the field has come, starting with a revolutionary gene-editing tool called CRISPR that’s taking the research world by storm. We then examine how CRISPR and other approaches are being investigated to treat disease, the fantastic-sounding research being done in synthetic biology, controversial efforts in modifying crops and saving species, as well as the numerous ethical issues raised in these areas.

Publication date
March 16, 2021
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ISBN
9781094077130
File size
811 MB