It's Okay to Be Smart

Using Gene Editing To Repaint Butterfly Wings

Season 7 Episode 11 | 11m 13s Video has closed captioning.

Butterfly metamorphosis is still a bit of a mystery. What happens inside a chrysalis to turn a caterpillar into a beautifully painted butterfly? Does it really turn to soup? Joe Hanson visited Dr. Arnaud Martin, who uses the CRISPR genetic modification technology to learn about how genes build bodies.

Aired: 07/01/19

Rating: NR

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