Spotlight On: CRISPR (Virtual)

On September 9, the science series NOVA, produced by GBH/Boston, will premiere the documentary Human Nature on PBS, which explores the science, history, and ethics of this revolutionary gene-editing technology. CRISPR’s ability to genetically modify DNA offers amazing possibilities to treat disease but comes with the incredible responsibility of altering human life.

Jennifer Doudna was the first biologist to propose the genetic programming ability of CRISPR. We’ll ask Jennifer about the current state of CRISPR, its short and long-term possibilities and the incredible responsibilities of altering human DNA. We’ll also meet Adam Bolt, director of Human Nature, and discuss how he brought this ethically and technically complex story to life.

This virtual event will begin at 1pm Eastern Standard Time.

This event is brought to you by MIT Technology Review in partnership with NOVA.

photo credit: © iBiology/ Ned Piyadarakorn


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