CRISPR and understanding gene editing

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The benefits and the risks of science that can change the world.

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At MIT's Media Lab, Kevin Esvelt runs the Sculpting Evolution group. He works with genetic science that is increasing the power of human beings to control the natural world. He's on his way to Nantucket, Massachusetts and an experiment for controlling Lyme disease by "taking out the mice."

Credits

Guest:
Kevin Esvelt - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - @kesvelt

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Luke Vander Ploeg, Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Devan Schwartz