Aspen Ideas Festival

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power

Season 2 Episode 48 | 1h 2m 37s

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR — a revolutionary new technology that she helped create — to make heritable changes in human embryos.

Aired: 06/26/17

Rating: NR

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