Scientific American: Gene Therapy’s Second Act | Audible Audio Edition
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Product Description Ricki Lewis, a science writer with a Ph.D. in genetics, reports on how after a decade and a half of tragic setbacks scientists now believe that gene therapy is ready to enter the clinic.This article was published in the March 2014 edition of Scientific American.
A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril.
Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR - a revolutionary new technology that she...
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