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TED Talk about the Ethical Implications of Gene Editing Technologies

By Maria Coluccio
In the TED Talk “We can now edit our DNA. But let’s do so wisely”, geneticist Jennifer Doudna talks about the rapidly developing field of gene editing technology and its serious ethical implications. A few years ago, Doudna created CRISPR-Cas9, a gene editing technology that has the potential to cure chronic genetic diseases. It works by identifying, cutting, and degrading specific harmful viral DNA.  Doudna explained how the process …

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