The Shape of Things to Come

On Living Matter

Luis Miguel Cerron (PE), Michelle Huth (UK), Laura Santini (IT)

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The major advances in biology and the development of new genetic tools in the last decades confront us with questions of how to use them properly and responsibly. With the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 system that allows for straight-forward and precise gene editing, for the first time in history we are truly able to change the genetic build-up of ourselves, for better or for worse, shaping our future life.