“CRISPR, Human Gene Editing, and Esvelt’s Regret”
This week you are exploring how emerging DNA technologies impact our society. For your primary post, respond to one of the following three topics and be sure to answer each of the questions. Also, please reply to at least one fellow student on any topic.
Topic 1 : Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR. View the NBC News story about CRISPR (1)*, including an interview with its co-discoverer, Jennifer Doudna. Then, address the following questions:
- (a) What applications of CRISPR look particularly promising for improving human well-being?
- (b) What sort of ethical issues have arisen or are likely to arise with the deployment of CRISPR?