From the list on geopolitical thrillers from today’s headlines.
Who am I?
Three people changed my life: my grandfather, a self-taught naturalist, the cardiac surgeon I worked for to put myself through college, and a nuclear engineer I worked for at Los Alamos National Labs. Summering on an island in northern Ontario I was immersed in a world with minimal human impact. As an exploration geologist, I traveled the world and saw first-hand the impact humankind is having on our world. My books focus on man’s threats and dangers to our world—be they environmental, medical or the threat of weapons of mass destruction.
C.A.'s book list on geopolitical thrillers from today’s headlines
Discover why each book is one of C.A.'s favorite books.
Why did C.A. love this book?
When is a thriller not fiction? When the gene-editing procedures of CRISPR are discoverers and shared with the world.
This biography of one of the discoveries of CRISPR is non-fiction but has the same page-turning, stay-up all-night focus of the best thriller out there. CRISPR babies—whose DNA is edited in vitro, the ethics of single-cell organism experiments to applications on eukaryotic cells. This biography has it all.
Released as the SARs-COv2 pandemic rages around the world, hints of how CRISPR can lend humanitarian aid. But what is the dark side of this simple, easily obtained, inexpensive methodology?
The Code Breaker
Why should I read it?
6 authors picked The Code Breaker as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
The best-selling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns.
In 2012, Nobel Prize winning scientist Jennifer Doudna hit upon an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA.
Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies.
But what does that mean for humanity? Should we be hacking our own DNA to make us less susceptible to disease? Should…