Lee Silver

Princeton University / GenePeeks

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Professor of molecular biology and public policy at Princeton University and co-founder of GenePeeks, a genetic information company that analyzes DNA to help protect babies from rare genetic conditions

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Ever since scientists discovered they could tamper with genetic material, people have questioned whether the technology is too powerful and too dangerous to unleash on the world.

Editing Your DNA: The Promises and the Risks

Ever since scientists discovered they could tamper with genetic material, people have questioned whether the technology is too powerful and too dangerous to unleash on the world.

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