発行元 珍妮佛・道納Jennifer A. Doudna .
BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY | Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
“A powerful mix of science and ethics . . . This book is required reading for every concerned citizenーthe material it covers should be discussed in schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.”ー New York Review of Books
Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPRーa revolutionary new technology that she helped createーto make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create “better” humans. Writing with fellow researcher Sam Sternberg, Doudnaーwho has since won the Nobel Prize for her CRISPR researchーshares the thrilling story of her discovery and describes the enormous responsibility that comes with the power to rewrite the code of life.
“The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” ー George Lucas
“An invaluable account . . . We owe Doudna several times over.” ー Guardian