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CRISPR – End of Humanity as we know it or Solution to all our Problems?

CRISPR – End of Humanity as we know it or Solution to all our Problems?

In August I had the pleasure of giving a talk on CRISPR technology at the Lead, SD chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center.

It was a real pleasure to get to share some of the things that have been happening in genetic engineering and discuss some of the implications of what might come in the future.  Of course no one knows what might happen, but nearly every day something is announced about a new breakthrough achieved or milestone blown over. I think it’s incredibly important to know what’s happening with this tool as scientists around the world apply CRISPR gene engineering to solve a new problems, or how it might be used long term. I guarantee it will affect each of our lives drastically, and understanding what’s happening is the first step to keeping oversight on how it is used.

 

The talk was filmed and is now available to see on Youtube if you didn’t have the pleasure of being there that evening.

The discussion starts at about minute 2:00