Nessa Carey worked in the biotech and pharma industry for thirteen years and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. Her previous books for Icon are The Epigenetics Revolution (2011), described by The Guardian as 'a book that would have had Darwin swooning', and Junk DNA (2015), 'a cutting-edge guide to the ever-more mysterious genome' (New Scientist).
'Carey's trawl of potential applications - such as high-yield rice
varieties, therapies for sickle-cell disease and germline gene
editing - is edifying. A focused snapshot of a brave new world.' *
'[A]n excellent, brisk guide to what is likely to happen as opposed to the fantastically remote.' * Los Angeles Review of Books *
'A brisk, accessible primer on the fast-moving field, a clear-eyed look at a technology that is already driving major scientific advances - and raising complex ethical questions.' -- Emily Anthes * Undark *