CRISPR Gene Editing Podcast

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CRISPR Gene Editing Podcast

Postby lksalinero » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:30 pm

We talked a little about CRISPR technology in class today. Here’s an interesting episode of the podcast Radiolab that explains CRISPR, its potential uses, and ethical concerns surrounding its use:

Here’s an approximate breakdown of when various topics are discussed:

0:00 – 12:00 ← discovery and origins of CRISPR (including fun sound effects and a no-prior-knowledge-required explanation of its function)
12:00 – 14:00 ←how CRISPR can be used in people
20:00 – end ← ethics of gene editing

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Re: CRISPR Gene Editing Podcast

Postby ShawnMiller » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:46 pm

Thanks for posting this! :D

The journal Nature recently wrote an article entitled CRISPR, the disruptor (PDF version), which addresses ethical issues, etc. I'd never heard of it before.

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