The recent invention of powerful precision tools for editing the human genome – known as CRISPR, has opened up new worlds of possibilities for researchers seeking to understand how our genes work – and also those who want to permanently change the human genome for generations to come. But are we on the road to designer babies? Plus, we unpack the latest cancer breakthrough, and our gene of the month is making a terrible racket. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for March 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at genetics.org.uk.
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In this edition of Naked Genetics
01:16 – Nick Peel – CRISPR and cancer
Nick Peel from Cancer Research UK explains how laboratory researchers
are using CRISPR to delve into the secrets within our genome.
07:39 – Tony Perry – Engineering humans
Could genome engineering technology eradicate human diseases such as
cystic fibrosis? And because we can does that mean that we should?