It’s funny how the release of a new book takes you down certain paths. When Biohack hard-launched on Amazon about three weeks ago, I imagined that I’d be doing more speaking about indie publishing, as I did at my book launch party in San Francisco. (For 99 percent of new authors, self-publishing is by far the smartest way to go.)
But it turns out that a lot of the buzz around “Biohack” is turning out to be about the novel’s premise of an evil Silicon Valley-style biotech startup that goes into the business of genetic enhancement based on the mind-blowing advances in reproductive technologies since the power of CRISPR gene editing was unlocked just six short years ago.
In my book, it’s “Brave New World” in reverse – instead of the government deciding your genetic destiny, the free market prevails with all of the ugliness that unfettered capitalism brings. [Read more…] about CRISPR, gene editing & your personal DNA