Science journalist Jennifer Kahn presents the benefits and problems of gene drives

Jennifer Kahn, TED, February 2016 http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_kahn_gene_editing_can_now_change_an_entire_species_forever?language=en#t-371494

Jennifer Kahn presented at TED 2016 on CRISPR gene drives.  Kahn covers the theory behind CRISPR gene drives and how they could be used to manage diseases such as malaria as well as invasive species like the Asian Carp.  By asking the question, “are we now gods?” she examines the ethics of gene drives as well as their risks and benefits. Ultimately Kahn makes the case that when confronted with diseases like malaria inaction could be worse.

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Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) simplifies complex genomics workflows to accelerate research and discovery in pharmaceuticals, life science, biofuels, biotechnology and healthcare.

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