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The Unedited

A Novel About Genome and Identity

Authors: Rørth, Pernille

  • The first human babies with edited genomes were born in late 2018. The technology is here. What do we do with it?
  • Addressing this via fiction allows exploration of both societal and personal issues
  • The accompanying scientific appendix discusses current genetic and genomic techniques and what (ethical) challenges they pose
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  • Due: March 22, 2020
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About this book

This novel is set in the near future, where human genome editing has become routine. First adopted to fight a lethal virus, it is now widely used to prevent diseases and favor other traits. Ben, Eiko, Celia, Raphael and Leo have just had their coming-of-age genome reading and are struggling with this new information for each their own reasons. Soon, they are cast into the middle of a crisis that threatens the future of their society and pits it against a parallel, but strictly separated, society where genome manipulation is forbidden on religious grounds.

The book includes an essay on the potential of human genome engineering and related genome-based choices.


About the authors

Pernille Rørth has led research labs at top institutions around the world, including European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept. of Embryology, U.S.A., and has published numerous highly appreciated scientific papers in the fields of genetics and cell biology. She also served as Executive Editor (Editor-in-Chief) of The EMBO Journal for five years. Her previous novels ‘Raw Data’ and ‘Tumble Hitch’ (Springer, 2016 & 2018), explore ambition in the world of science and its impact on personal relationships. ‘Severe Penalties’ is a legal thriller set in Singapore (2017).


Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 22, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-34624-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 23, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-34623-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Unedited
Book Subtitle
A Novel About Genome and Identity
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34624-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34624-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-34623-2
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 250
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