Age-Decoded (Paperback)

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Age-Decoded (Paperback)


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What could possibly go awry with the advent of CRISPR genetic engineering? This novel is a fascinating exploration of the impact of technology on humanity. As with previous scientific breakthroughs such as nuclear and IT, genetic engineering will have double-edged implications. First-time author Dr. Mark Ryall beautifully crafts this reality through the lives, feelings, and struggles of several compelling characters in the near future. It's a future he forecasts for you, for all of us. The story's heroine is Nobel-winning genomicist Dr. Frieda Sengmeuller, who invents "age-decoding" - a genetic engineering method to stop human aging. When most humans are age-decoded in the year 2053, Authority leaders secretly use CRISPR to entrench their power by removing people's "propensity to dissent". They contain Frieda underground for two centuries and force her to research "reverse-aging". Frieda's daughter Ximena teams up with government insider Tavon Brooks in a desperate attempt to rescue her. ​​​This literary work depicts the moral and political challenges humans could face with the impending tsunami of genetic engineering.

Product Details ISBN: 9781393839491
ISBN-10: 1393839495
Publisher: Mark Ryall
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
Pages: 344
Language: English