A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A Doudna Ph.D & Samuel H Sternberg Ph.D


A Crack in Creation discusses the origin and impact of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology co-invented by UC Berkeley biologist Jennifer Doudna. Hailed as the scientific breakthrough of the century, CRISPR-Cas9 is a technology that can change the very way we live in a single generation and reshape our world in unimaginable ways–offering potential cures for diseases and solutions to world hunger while also raising a series of ethical questions about the consequences of being able to change our DNA

About the authors

JENNIFER A. DOUDNA, Ph.D. is a professor in the Chemistry and the Molecular and Cell Biology Departments at the University of California, Berkeley, investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and researcher in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She is internationally recognized as a leading expert on RNA-protein biochemistry, CRISPR biology, and genome engineering. She lives in the Bay Area.SAMUEL H. STERNBERG, Ph.D., is a biochemist and author of numerous high profile scientific publications on CRISPR technology. He is starting his own laboratory at Columbia University, as assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, beginning in 2018. He lives in New York City.

SAMUEL H. STERNBERG, Ph.D. is a biochemist and author of numerous high-profile scientific publications on CRISPR technology. He has been awarded the RNA Society’s Scaringe Award and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, among other honors. He is a scientist and group leader at Caribou Biosciences, Inc., and lives in the Bay Area.

“The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” — George Lucas

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