"The CRISPR Revolution" by Ted Peters and Arvin Gouw is a groundbreaking book that features original essays by scientists, theologians, religious studies scholars, and ethicists who provide an authoritative and thought-provoking overview of the controversy surrounding CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) gene editing technology. The book explores the implications of this revolutionary science for religion, ethics, and public policy, and reviews the history of genomics, including cloning and stem cell research. It delves into the science behind CRISPR/Cas9 technology, discusses social impacts, and addresses ethical issues such as therapy versus enhancement, germ line modification, designer children, patenting, and the long-term effects of gene drive proposals.
Features of the book:
- Comprehensive coverage of the CRISPR/Cas9 controversy.
- Clear explanations of the science behind gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
- Essays from prominent scientists, theologians, religious studies scholars, and ethicists.
- Forecasts moral and religious concerns that may arise as the public engages with the science of CRISPR gene editing.