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Episode 2: CRISPR, Eugenics, Nationalism, and You Wading In

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This episode dives into genetic manipulation of humans via CRISPR and Eugenics. Starting with the recent news story of a Chinese researcher editing embryos with CRISPR, we jump into history and the pitfalls of nationalism and genetic discrimination in NAZI Germany and around the world. From there its into the future portrayed in various science fiction stories and movies like Gattaca, Brave New World, and even Star Wars. How do we handle this new power? Can avoid the pitfalls of the past, and those that might be in the future? Should we let the genie out of the bottle or fight to keep him in? 



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Music in this episode: 

"The Descent" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Sneaky Snitch" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Division" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Gregorian chant" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Drums of the Deep"

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/




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This episode dives into genetic manipulation of humans via CRISPR and Eugenics. Starting with the recent news story of a Chinese researcher editing embryos with CRISPR, we jump into history and the pitfalls of nationalism and genetic discrimination in NAZI Germany and around the world. From there its into the future portrayed in various science fiction stories and movies like Gattaca, Brave New World, and even Star Wars. How do we handle this new power? Can avoid the pitfalls of the past, and those that might be in the future? Should we let the genie out of the bottle or fight to keep him in? 



Visit Wading In Podcast for additional content including links to source material

Follow on Facebook 

Follow on Minds



Music in this episode: 

"The Descent" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Sneaky Snitch" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Division" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Gregorian chant" 

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



"Drums of the Deep"

By Kevin MacLeod  (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/




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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wadingin/support

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