In CRISPR’s world: Genome editing and the politics of global science

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Abstract

The advent of technologies of genome editing have opened a new chapter in the history of biotechnology, offering means to achieve precise, targeted, reliable, genetic modifications in virtually any organism, from microbe to mammal. The advent of CRISPR/Cas9 has made genome editing accessible to a wide range of researchers engaged in an enormous range of projects. The technique is “cheap, quick and easy to use” radically expanding access to powerful tools to modify genomes, organisms, and ecosystems (Ledford, 2015a, 2015b; NASEM 2017a). It has sparked imaginations of a mushrooming menagerie of bioengineered creatures as humanity turns its editorial eye to life at all levels of the evolutionary ladder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages169-178
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315451688
ISBN (Print)9781138211957
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Hurlbut, J. (2018). In CRISPR’s world: Genome editing and the politics of global science. In Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society (pp. 169-178). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315451695