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CRISPR

A Powerful Way to Change DNA

by Yolanda Ridge, illustrated by Alex Boersma

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publisher: Annick Press
Description

We can change the world with gene editing—but should we?  

CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is—but it’s also one of the most powerful ways we can shape the future. And it’s poised to completely upend the way we think about science. 

Author Yolanda Ridge tackles this topic in a friendly and accessible tone, with two introductory chapters covering the basics of DNA and gene editing before taking readers through the ways that this ground-breaking science could affect them by potentially:

• eliminating diseases like malaria and cancer,  

• improving the stability of our food supply, and

• helping to manage conservation efforts for threatened animals and environments.
 But all of these possible advancements come with risks, the biggest being that the consequences are unknown. Chapters end with “Stop, Go, Yield” sections encouraging readers to consider the pros and cons of using CRISPR. “Cutting Questions” give readers the opportunity to further reflect on the ethics of the science. 

CRISPR is a game changer. This important book, with detailed scientific illustrations, brings much needed clarity to a topic that will affect readers for generations to come.

*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Authors
Yolanda Ridge lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, near an old-growth forest, where the trees are much too big for her to climb. Visit www.yolandaridge.com for more information.
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Alex Boersma is a scientific illustrator and designer based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 100
Grade:
9 to 17
Reading age:
14 to 100
Editorial Reviews

“Science literally on the cutting edge, offering prospects of wonder and terror in equal measure.”

— Kirkus Reviews, 05/17/20

“A relevant, evidence-based resource for high school students and academic library collections. Ridge successfully demonstrates the necessity of an educated debate about the nuanced pros and cons of gene modification.” 

— School Library Journal, 07/01/20

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