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Redesigning Life: How genome editing will transform the world

John Parrington

Abstract

We can now edit genomes. The technique, which involves cutting and pasting DNA code into the genome, is faster and cheaper than traditional genetic engineering and can be used on almost any animal or plant. What will this technology mean for the future? It may pave the way to banishing many diseases, and help feed the burgeoning population of the world. Woolly mammoths may again roam the tundra. But are there also risks? Might a nightmarish world of bioterrorism and rogue synthetic organisms await? John Parrington reports on the astonishing revolution underway in genetic engineering and why it ... More

Keywords: Genetic engineering, genome editing, molecular scissors, genetics, engineering species

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198766834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198766834.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Parrington, author
University Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Oxford