Nerd Nite 79: What Rough Beast?
"The Age of CRISPR - What Will We Do Now That We Can Do Anything?" by Joe Hanson
Depending on how you feel about genetic modification, CRISPR is either the coolest or most terrifying tool that biology has ever devised. Now that we have the power to cheaply modify essentially any DNA sequence, everything from custom biofuels to curing cells of HIV infection to editing human embryos is on the table. Where do we draw the line?
Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is a biologist, science writer, and the creator/host of PBS Digital Studios hit science YouTube series "It's Okay To Be Smart". He lives in Austin, TX.