In this episode of the podcast, I explore the topic of genetic engineering. Specifically, I look into the ethical implications – both good and bad – of CRISPR technology. Many scientists consider CRISPR technology the answer to a number of the world’s foremost problems, such as crop shortages and death by disease. Others, however, are quick to warn that using this technology may lead us down a slippery slope to designer babies and new-age eugenics. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Megan Hochstrasser of the Innovative Genomics Institute joins me to discuss CRISPR technology and it’s ethical implications.
Once again, a big thanks to my friend Max Pozek for creating the intro and outro music for this episode of the podcast. Be sure and check out his Soundcloud page, where you can find the rest of his work: https://soundcloud.com/100012/tracks
The background music for this episode of the podcast is from BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah’s Sour Soul, and can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW3li2XWgoM
“The Brain on Trial” David Eagleman
SYSK: Gene Editing
Gene Drives & Malaria
Jennifer Kahn TedTalk
Jennifer Doudna TedTalk
BigThink: Gene Editing
What is CRISPR?
Florida’s Genetically Modified Mosquitos
CRISPR & Agriculture
Ethics of Editing
Princeton Geneticist (The Case Against Genetically Engineered Humans)