TED Circle about 'World of Wonder': Gene editing can now change an entire species - forever  By Jennifer Kahn

TED Circle about 'World of Wonder': Gene editing can now change an entire species - forever By Jennifer Kahn

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TED Circle about 'World of Wonder' hosted by Merrative.com


We will be screening a TED Talk - Gene editing can now change an entire species - forever, By Jennifer Kahn


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About the TED Talk:


CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it to change? Are we gods now? Join journalist Jennifer Kahn as she ponders these questions and shares a potentially powerful application of gene drives: the development of disease-resistant mosquitoes that could knock out malaria and Zika.


About Speaker:


Jennifer Kahn likes to seek out complex stories, with the goal of illuminating their nuances. She teaches in the magazine program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine; she has written features and cover stories for The New Yorker, National Geographic, Outside, Wired and many more.


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