Hacking the Code of Life: How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures


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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Nessa Carey worked in the biotech and pharma industry for thirteen years and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. Her previous books for Icon are The Epigenetics Revolution (2011), described by The Guardian as 'a book that would have had Darwin swooning', and Junk DNA (2015), 'a cutting-edge guide to the ever-more mysterious genome' (New Scientist).


'An enlightening introduction to what scientists have learned in the past decade about [epigenetics].'--Carl Zimmer "Wall Street Journal "
'A brisk, accessible primer on the fast-moving field, a clear-eyed look at a technology that is already driving major scientific advances - and raising complex ethical questions.'--Emily Anthes "Undark "
'Junk DNA provides a cutting-edge, exhaustive guide to the rapidly changing, ever-more mysterious genome.'--Linda Geddes "New Scientist "
'Nessa Carey is an excellent, brisk guide'
'An excellent introduction to a fascinating new field that may revolutionize our understanding of human health and disease. Highly recommended.'--Library Journal
'[Junk DNA], which is frequently humorous and well documented, does a fine job of explaining a complex subject for lay readers who are willing to put in some effort.'--Library Journal
'Carey's enthusiasm for her subject is infectious.... An excellent introduction to a subject that we are certain to be hearing a lot more about in the near future.'--Mark Diston "The Register "
'An exhilarating exploration of an exciting new field, and a good gift for a bright biology student looking for a career choice.'--Kirkus
'Carey's trawl of potential applications - such as high-yield rice varieties, therapies for sickle-cell disease and germline gene editing - is edifying. A focused snapshot of a brave new world.'--Nature