At long last, we’re doing genetic editing.
What’s the deal with the recent news about CRISPR babies? What does a future full of human genetic editing look like? And how might CRISPR change the food we eat?
- Sarah Zhang, reporter at The Atlantic
- Greta Johnsen, weekend anchor at WBEZ, co-host of Nerdette
- Alice Wong, founder of the Disability Visibility Project
- Alison Van Eenennaam, researcher at UC Davis
- EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies
- About Lulu and Nana: Twin Girls Born Healthy After Gene Surgery As Single-Cell Embryos (YouTube video from He’s lab)
- The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day
- Chinese Scientists Are Outraged by Reports of Gene-Edited Babies
- How CRISPR Yanked Jennifer Doudna Out of the Ivory Tower
- What Happens When You’re Convinced You Have Bad Genes
- I Have A Rare Genetic Disease. CRISPR Might Fix It. (Nerdette podcast)
- CRISPR cures inherited disorder in mice, paving way for genetic therapy before birth
- Please don’t edit me out
- Let people most affected by gene editing write CRISPR rules
- 5 Reasons Why We Need People with Disabilities in The CRISPR Debates
- Why I’m speaking about human genetic engineering as a Black woman with disabilities
- The Patients Who Don’t Want to Be Cured
- On the Horns of the GMO Dilemma
- Meet the Woman Using CRISPR to Breed All-Male “Terminator Cattle”
- Alison Van Eenennaam examines how gene editing can enhance sustainability plus animal health and welfare
- Gene-edited pigs could eliminate need for castration
- The USDA says Crispr-edited foods are just as safe as ones bred the old-fashioned way
- The FDA Wants to Regulate Gene-Editing That Makes Cows Less Horny
- CRISPR Could Usher In a New Era of Delicious GMO Foods
- How Viruses Cooperate to Defeat CRISPR
- You May Already Be Immune to CRISPR
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