By Nelson Erlick
In gene remedy, the broken or faulty chromosomes of somebody sufferer are corrected through the addition of latest genes brought into the patient's DNA. this can be a harmful and arguable method, at the leading edge of clinical technological know-how. "GermLine" gene treatment is much more radical. through changing the reproductive cells, the germ cells, of a unmarried person, you could endlessly swap the genetic make-up of that person--and all of his or her destiny descendants!
But who should still keep watch over such an amazing strength? the govt? The clinical institution? Or a hidden conspiracy of the wealthy and powerful?
Dr. Kevin Kincaid, an excellent scientist whose existence has been scarred via own tragedy, is at the verge of a massive step forward. After years of analysis and experimentation, he has built a organic vector able to introducing new genes into the germ cells of unborn childrens whereas they're nonetheless of their moms' wombs. With this vector, medical professionals may be in a position to get rid of genetic ailments equivalent to cystic fibrosis and Down syndrome for all generations to come.
But Kincaid's discovery additionally increases the threat of wholesale genetic engineering, of adjusting the very nature of humanity itself, which pulls the eye of harmful forces, together with a ruthless executive employer, a global conspiracy of rich industrialists, and radical terrorists who will cease at not anything, together with homicide, to maintain Kincaid's leap forward from remodeling the area as we all know it.
Soon the specified scientist unearths himself on the middle of a covert conflict to manage the way forward for human evolution. Betrayed and deceived by way of these closest to him, he can belief no one-not even a mysterious girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to his long-dead spouse. . . .
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GermLine: A Novel by Nelson Erlick