By reading this koob, you will learn how modern science is giving humankind control over its genetic destiny.
You will also discover:
How humans went from single-celled organisms to the top of the food chain;
What a Frenchwoman, a clam, and a naked mole rat can teach us about immortality;
How reproductive science could both help and hinder equality;
How the next world war may be fought in labs; and
If there’s such a thing as “too much choice” when it comes to making babies.
In this engaging and enlightening book, Jamie Metzl examines the past, present, and future of genetic engineering. With test-tube babies, genetic screening, and GMOs becoming the norm, has science gone too far? If so, can we stop it, or should we embrace this brave new world of biological innovation?