CRISPR Gene Editing - Should We Alter Human Gametes? | Video
By Steve Spaleta |
UC Berkeley professor, Jennifer Doudna, a principal discoverer of the gene-editing tool CRISPR /Cas9, discusses the technique’s far-reaching positive potential, as well as the need for close bioethical consideration and agreement on how it can be used. Doudna draws a distinction between altering traits in individuals and affecting changes which can be passed on to offspring.
credit : Produced by Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally, UC Berkeley