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Ep 20: The CRISPR Butterfly Effect w/ Dr. Sam Sternberg

Released Thursday, 4th April 2019
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CAN WE REWRITE THE STORY OF OUR EVOLUTION?

In this episode, I'm joined with Dr. Sam Sternberg, a lead CRISPR expert and the head of his own lab at Columbia University, where he and his team just made a major breakthrough discovery in the hot topic gene editing technology.

Talk about CRISPR seems to be everywhere now, but in this episode, Sam and I dive deeper into the nitty gritty of what CRISPR even is and its wide variety of uses today and the possibilities of its uses in the near future. We also discuss the important ethical questions at hand with the gene editing technology that gives us the power to possibly alter other species' evolution as well as our own human race's...

Keep listening to hear from Sam himself about where he thinks the fast growing field is headed and a detailed description of the details of the technology from a scientist himself!

Watch Sam's Ted Talk about CRISPR and its possibilities- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSL3k9ezGoA.

Check out Sam's website -www.shsternberg.com- to see his scholarly articles.

Also, I highly recommend this video by WIRED, where CRISPR is explained in 5 different difficulty levels- the first being to a child. Watch here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sweN8d4_MUg

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