Author(s): Yolanda Ridge; Alex Boersma (Illustrator)
CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromatic repeats. If it sounds complicated, that's because it is. It's also completely changing the way we think about the future not just of science, but of humanity. CRISPR technology has the potential to eliminate diseases like malaria and cancer, improve the stability of our food supply, and help manage conservation efforts for threatened animals. But with evolving science comes unknown consequences. Are we prepared to take that risk? Book jacket.