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Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures (Hot Science) Paperback – June 11, 2019

4.4 out of 5 stars 38 ratings
Part of: Hot Science (13 Books)

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'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

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  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 1785784978
  • Paperback : 176 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1785784972
  • Publisher : Icon Books (June 11, 2019)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
  • Language: : English
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of genetic editing and its ramifications.
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