Unleashing the power of nuclear energy, the miracle of antibiotic cures, the amazing ability to travel in air and space – do any of these technological advances from the last century, or any of the many other technologies humans have introduced, come close to the power of gene therapy, whereby we can, for the first time, rewrite our own genetic code? Humans are on the brink of being able to repair and redesign ourselves at the most basic level of our genes. Ricki Lewis’s The Forever Fix chronicles the fits and starts of this most powerful and extraordinary new ability humans have achieved.

As we have come to expect from Lewis, she educates us about the earliest origins of gene therapy by weaving a meaningful true story of how science, technology, and human spirit all come together to create something amazing. We learn how heroic patients, their families and friends,...

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