The Unedited

A Novel About Genome and Identity

  • Pernille Rørth

Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 3-7
    3. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 9-26
    4. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 27-46
    5. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 47-65
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 69-84
    3. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 85-107
    4. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 109-125
    5. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 127-149
    6. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 151-165
    7. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 167-187
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 191-206
    3. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 207-223
    4. Pernille Rørth
      Pages 225-232
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-250

About this book


This novel is set in the near future, where human genome editing has become routine. First adopted to fight a lethal virus, it is now widely used to prevent diseases and favor other traits.  Ben, Eiko, Celia, Raphael and Leo have just had their coming-of-age genome reading and are struggling with this new information for each their own reasons. Soon, they are cast into the middle of a crisis that threatens the future of their society and pits it against a parallel, but strictly separated, society where genome manipulation is forbidden on religious grounds. 

The book includes an essay on the potential of human genome engineering and related genome-based choices.


Human genome editing Dystopian fiction Reproductive technology Genome sequencing Human cloning and twinning Reproductive technology Ethics of biotechnology Parents and children Eugenics

Authors and affiliations

  • Pernille Rørth
    • 1
  1. 1.BisleyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-34623-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-34624-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1188
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1196
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