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MKais · 2019-06-01 · Original thread
I highly recommend "The Gene" by Siddhartha Mukherjee https://www.amazon.com/Gene-Intimate-History-Siddhartha-Mukh...
markdog12 · 2017-08-09 · Original thread
Was literally reading about this last night in "The Gene, An Intimate History": https://www.amazon.com/Gene-Intimate-History-Siddhartha-Mukh...

Couldn't help but think of this troubling incident while reading about it.

praneshp · 2017-04-08 · Original thread
If you have some time, The Gene [0] is a good read. One of the cases the author describes is when a lot of people decided to be very optimistic at the same time and things didn't end well.

Not questioning your frustration though, but it's good to have extremely cautious people around.

[0]: https://www.amazon.com/Gene-Intimate-History-Siddhartha-Mukh...

In line with this, I'd also like to recommend 'The Gene'[0]. The author has informed me of new things (Even though I studied biochemistry during college) and also focused a lot on the ethical discussions relating to genetic modification. It also directly discusses CRISPR as it is quite new. I'd recommend all of Mukherjee's other books as well (Mainly Emperor of all Maladies).

[0]https://www.amazon.com/dp/1476733503

In line with this, I'd also like to recommend 'The Gene'[0]. The author has informed me of new things (Even though I studied biochemistry during college) and also focused a lot on the ethical discussions relating to genetic modification. It also directly discusses CRISPR as it is quite new. I'd recommend all of Mukherjee's other books as well (Mainly Emperor of all Maladies).

[0]https://www.amazon.com/dp/1476733503

If you are interested in learning more about CRISPR checkout this article - http://gizmodo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-crispr-... .

This podcast by Radiolab also breaks down the idea really well - http://www.radiolab.org/story/antibodies-part-1-crispr/ .

I am currently reading this book - The Gene http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Intimate-History-Siddhartha-Mukhe... to gain a better understanding of what genes are and I have found it to be really well written even for someone who last studied biology over 15 years ago.

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