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Engineering Human Genomes & Environments with Dr. George M. Church

This FORA.tv lecture by Dr. George M. Church is on two ever more relevant topics, genetic engineering of humans and what gene drive could imply for the environment and our future. CRISPR and its great potential is also accompanied with potentially catastrophic adverse effects. The CRISPR gene editing tools can be used to create a …

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TED: What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez

We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we’ll have to transform our own bodies …

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TED: What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen

Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR has made extraordinary questions like these legitimate — but how does it work? Scientist and community lab advocate Ellen Jorgensen is on a mission to explain the myths and …

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.  

TED: Gene editing can now change an entire species — forever | Jennifer Kahn

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, this technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it …

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Max Planck Society: Gen-editing mit CRISPR/Cas9 (english subtitles)

The discovery that bacteria with a kind of immune system can defend against viruses, did initially only excite microbiologists. Since then, however, it became known that using these we can manipulate the genome of different organisms with the method called CRISPR / Cas9, also non-scientists became interested in this new method of genetic engineering. But …

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TED: Jennifer Doudna | We Can Now Edit Our DNA. But Let’s Do it Wisely

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called “designer babies.” Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to …

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Museum of Science Boston: Dr. Kevin Esvelt — When Should we Engineer Wild Organisms?

Kevin Esvelt from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering giving a presentation called “When Should we Engineer Wild Organisms?” The Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science-Synthetic Biology (Innovations in Development) project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1421179. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this material are those of …

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General Electric: CRISPR-Cas9 the Key to Fighting Genetic Disease?

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionized genetic engineering. This groundbreaking discovery by scientists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier has brought medical research light-years closer to finding a cure for many diseases, including sickle cell anemia, HIV, cancer, Huntington’s disease and more. To make efficient and reliable ways to make precise, targeted changes to the genome of …

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MIT: Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9

This animation depicts the CRISPR-Cas9 method for genome editing – a powerful new technology with many applications in biomedical research, including the potential to treat human genetic disease. Feng Zhang, a leader in the development of this technology, is a faculty member at MIT, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and a …

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