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.