So this book was in my Amazon recommendations – I have an interest in the science and the ethics of such.
It’s by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg and called “”A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution”
I’ve only just finished reading the introduction and I’ve annotated several things already. For example, her inclusion of faith leaders in the discussion. As you already know I think that faith leaders are pretty much charlatans because I know their God, Jesus and the Devil were a Roman neigh Turkish creation.
But I’m fascinated – I mean labs have already made modified Beagles that were super muscular. They’ve done it with mice too. That’s the side I think I have a problem with. Making people stronger or smarter isn’t the way I think we should go – instead making people healthier is more in line with my thinking.
I’m in the section now how the technology evolved. That part fascinates me – seeing how it came about. I’ve read a lot of books that examined the genesis of technology we now take for granted. Should be a fun read.
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I hope it is a TGR for you “Thumping good read’