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" "Sneaky Snitch" "Division" "Gregorian chant" "Drums of the Deep"
By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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