A Crack in Creation (2017, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4 stars

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: …

Review of 'A Crack in Creation' on Goodreads

4 stars

Mostly from the author's personally-involved-lab-science perspective, focused history of gene editing, specific tech capabilities with CRISPR, and societal implications of a tool this accurate and cheap. Author is making a serious effort to speak publicly beyond the scientific community about potential rules and implications, in general she sees plant/animal modifications as obvious (wheat, pork - already fully/exclusively domesticated species), is worried about germline / gene drive changes to wild populations (mosquitoes, say), and thinks we need an Asilomar-like global ban on human germline modifications until we know more.