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Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190940362
eISBN:
9780190940379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The potential use of CRISPR-Cas9 and other new gene editing technologies to alter the DNA of human beings raises a host of questions. Some questions are about safety: Can these technologies be ... More


Cloning Animals, Cells, and Genes: Where Did Cloning Come From, and Where Is It Going To Right Now?

Scott Gilbert

in Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Every technology has its history, and this chapter looks at the technologies of animal cloning and how they changed when it became apparent that one could perform some of the medical task of cloning ... More


Disruptive Technologies

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 9 describes potential disruptive technologies in the 21st century. It covers the expanding area of gene editing, also known as genome editing or CRISPR. It describes ‘wonder materials’ such ... More


Facts, Alternative Facts and Patent Literature

David Segal

in One Hundred Patents That Shaped the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834311
eISBN:
9780191872426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834311.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The mathematician Kurt Gödel showed in his Incompleteness Theorem in the early 1930s that there are some statements in mathematics that are true but cannot be proven. Whether statements are true is ... More


Sequencing the genome and beyond

Glenn-Peter Sætre and Mark Ravinet

in Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts, Analysis, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830917
eISBN:
9780191868993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830917.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Science is defined by continual progress and new technologies. This final chapter starts with introducing what it means to sequence and assemble a reference genome. It is easy to forget that the true ... More


Optimizing Cognitive PerformanceGenetic and Epigenetic Techniques

Valerie E. Martindale

in Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190455132
eISBN:
9780190455156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455132.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Optimizing human cognitive performance by genetic and epigenetic means requires consideration of the goal and context of the desired cognitive performance. This chapter considers two examples to ... More


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