Kevin Esvelt

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Kevin Esvelt is an assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab where he leads the Sculpting Evolution group 

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

CRISPR and understanding gene editing

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

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