Jamie Metzl Book Launch


Monday, April 22, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM


NYSCF Research Institute

619 West 54th Street

At this event, The New York Stem Cell Foundation hosted the launch of Jamie Metzl’s new book Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. Attendees heard from NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon, Jamie Metzl, and scientists on how the genetic revolution will transform our healthcare, procreation, and future as a species. The event was followed by a reception and book signing. Read a summary of the event here.

About the Author:

Jamie Metzl is a leading technology futurist and geopolitical expert, science fiction novelist, and media commentator. He has served in senior positions in the United States government and is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. Jamie was recently appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on developing global standards for the governance and oversight of human genome editing.

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"Jamie Metzl guides us brilliantly down the twisting and ever-changing river of our genetic future in this important and thought-provoking book."
- George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and author of Regenesis

"Jamie Metzl's book - ranging through genetics, human destiny and the future -- is an incredible trove of information for scientists, futurists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and virtually every intrigued, interested reader. A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril. This is a must-read book."
- Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene: An Intimate History

"If you can only read one book on the future of our species, this is it."
- Sanjay Gupta MD, bestseller author, neurosurgeon, and Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent (CNN)

"Jamie Metzl's Hacking Darwin is an outstanding guide to the most important conversation of our lives -- how we humans will hijack our evolutionary process and transcend the limits of our own biology."
- Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist, author of The Singularity is Near and How to Create a Mind