Project 10 Podcast

Episode 6 - Designer Babies, CRISPR & Genetic Engineering

July 6, 2018
Are designer babies going to become a reality in the near future? Will you someday be able to upgrade your own DNA, purely for enhancement and cosmetic reasons? What will be some of the ethical implications along with that and what exactly is genetic engineering technology like CRISPR actually being used for today? 
 
On this episode Cormac speaks to former NASA employee and biohacker Josiah Zayner who sells CRISPR DNA kits for use at home, Director for the Centre for Genetics and Society Marcy Darnovsky talks about the ethical implications involved, Director of Communications from the Centre for Genetics and Society Kevin Doxzen about gene editing to save chocolate and assistant Professor from Trinity College Dublin's Immunology and Biochemistry Department Dr. Vincent Kelly, about where and how the technology is actually being used today. 

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