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The Ethical Issues Of Genetic Editing And "Designer Babies"

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A team of researchers based in Portland, Oregon became the first to repair a genetic mutation in a human embryo. Their work was published this week in the journal Nature.

A prominent cell biologist at UC Davis, Dr. Paul Knoepfler uses the same gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR. He joins Insight host Beth Ruyak to talk about the Oregon team’s results. Dr. Knoepfler writes a popular blog and gave a TEDx Talk in January titled “The Ethical Dilemma of Designer Babies.”

Chris Remington

Former Producer, Insight

Chris joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” in September 2016, booking a wide variety of guests, developing questions and producing music elements for the program.  Read Full Bio 

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