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Timely book tells the CRISPR story so far – Nature.com

A gene-editing primer maps the solid ground better than the quagmires. By Natalie Kofler

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Germans protest in Berlin in 2015 against genetic engineering.Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
Editing Humanity: The Crispr Revolution and the New Era of Genome EditingKevin Davies Pegasus (2020)
As the world was reminded by their Nobel win last month, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier discovered in 2012 that an ancient bacterial immune system could be rejigged to edit the genetic sequences of living things. Today, CRISPR technology is used to engineer thousands of organisms. In theory,…

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