Further Reading


Church, George and Ed Regis, Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves (Basic Books, 2014).

Cochran, Gregory and Henry Harpending, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution (Basic Books, 2009).

Darwin, Charles, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859).

—, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871).

Doudna, Jennifer and Samuel Sternberg, A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution (Vintage, 2018).

Paige Harden, Kathryn, The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality (Princeton University Press, 2021).

Pinker, Steven, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Viking, 2002).

Plomin, Robert, Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (allen lane, 2018).

Wade, Nicholas, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History (Penguin, 2015).


Anomaly, Jonathan, Creating Future People: The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement (Routledge, 2020).

Buchanan, Allen, Dan Brock and Norman Daniels, From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Fukuyama, Francis, Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (Picador, 2002).

Habermas, Jürgen, The Future of Human Nature (Polity, 2003).

Sandel, Michael, The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering (Harvard University Press, 2007).

Savulescu, Julian, Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Savulescu, Julian and Nick Bostrom (eds.), Human Enhancement (Oxford University Press, 2011).