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It’s happened. The first children genetically engineered with the powerful DNA-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 have been born to a woman in China. Their altered genes will be passed to their children, and their children’s children. Join CRISPR’s co-discoverer, microbiologist Jennifer Doudna, as we explore the perils and the promise of this powerful technology. It is not the first time human ingenuity has created something capable of doing us great good and great harm. Are we up to the challenge of guiding how CRISPR will shape the future?
The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The series, “The Big, the Small, and the Complex,” is sponsored by The Kavli Foundation.
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2019. 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, Simons Foundation.

The original 90 mins video was edited by SECKHS to focus on Jennifer Doudna. SECKHS is not the owner of the copyright of this content.

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