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Oct 16, 2020

In honor of the recent Nobel Prize award for chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. This episode highlights past coverage of CRISPR, starting with Dr. Ted Burns talking with Eric Olson, from the 2016 Annual Meeting. Dr. Jason Crowell focuses his discussion with Dr. Heidi Ledford on CRISPR babies and what's needed to make gene editing safe, from August 2019. From May 6th, 2019, Dr. Jason Crowell speaks with Pam Belluck of the NYT on gene editing and CRISPR. Finally, we highlight a December 2018 episode where Dr. Jason Crowell talks with Dr. Josephine Johnston of the Hastings Center on the ethical and philosophical implications of gene editing.