Higher Animals with Michael Specter

Revisionist History | 6 April 2023 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Specter about his audiobook Higher Animals: Vaccines, Synthetic Biology, and the Future of Life. Discusses the future of life on Earth, how mRNA vaccines have sparked a biotechnology revolution, how this scientific revolution is bigger than many that came before it, the promise of heritable vaccines for endangered species, and how a smallpox infection could genuinely have wiped out New York in 1947. Includes a portion of the first chapter.

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