Spotlight on CRISPR – MIT Technology Review
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On September 9, the science series NOVA, produced by GBH/Boston, will premiere the documentary Human Nature on PBS, which explores the science, history, and ethics of this revolutionary gene-editing technology. CRISPR’s ability to genetically modify DNA offers amazing possibilities to treat disease but comes with the incredible responsibility of altering human life.
Jennifer Doudna was the first biologist to propose the genetic programming ability of CRISPR. We’ll ask Jennifer about the current state of CRISPR, its short and long-term possibilities and the incredible responsibilities of altering human DNA. We’ll also meet Adam Bolt, director of Human Nature, and discuss how he brought this ethically and technically complex story to life.
About this series
MIT Technology Review’s Spotlight On sheds light on the technologies and trends of the moment, such as gaming, CRISPR, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity. For an audience that craves unbiased, hype-free insight, Spotlight On invites recognized insiders to answer the essential questions of new tech: “What is this?” and “Why should I care?”
Biochemist and co-inventor of CRISPR genome editing technology
Writer and director, Human Nature
Hosted by Antonio Regalado
Senior editor of biomedicine,
MIT Technology Review
Published at Wed, 02 Sep 2020 22:09:15 +0000