The development of Crispr, and the ethical questions raised by new genome editing techniques
We are the products of nature and nurture, but the invention of Crispr, which enables us to alter our genomes, means we could soon be nurturing nature. This may well lead to a cure for HIV or certain types of cancer, but arguably it might lead to designer babies.
In this week’s podcast, we discuss A crack in creation by Crispr’s inventor, Jennifer Doudna, and Samuel Sternberg.
Next month, we’ll be confronting the myths around nutrition as we discuss The angry chef: bad science and the truth about healthy eating by Anthony Warner.
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