Matthew Cobb – As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age

The Michael Shermer Show | 27 December 2022 | 2h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matthew Cobb about his book As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age. Discusses objections to genetic engineering (political, religious, cultural), selective breeding, recombinant DNA, the ethics of genetics, patenting life, gene therapy, gene editing, CRISPR, literature and films on the dangers of genetic engineering, bioweapons, 3 Laws of Behavior Genetics, and what people fear about it.

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Beth Shapiro with Carl Zimmer: The Perks of Meddling with Nature

Town Hall Seattle Science Series | 18 January 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Beth Shapiro about her book Life as We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined―and Redefined―Nature. Argues that humans have always been meddling with nature – hunting, hybridizing plants, domesticating animals, and conserving the living things around us. Makes the case to free ourselves from fear of obtrusion and instead become better meddlers.

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The Science and Ethics of Rewriting Our DNA | Jennifer Doudna

The TED Interview | 17 June 2021 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jennifer Doudna discussing her pioneering work on CRISPR, how CRISPR works, the remarkable effects CRISPR can have on our lives – from eradicating genetic diseases to slowing the climate crisis – as well as the ethical and moral questions we must grapple with when it comes to changing who we are.

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Walter Isaacson on CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

The Tim Ferriss Show | 4 March 2021 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Walter Isaacson about his book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Backgrounds CRISPR, tells the story of its development, and discusses the future for genetic technology.

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Kevin Davies on Editing Humanity

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 29 September 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kevin Davies about his book Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing. Discusses the difference between CRISPR and CRISPR genome editing, the evolution of CRISPR editing, the wild story behind (and fallout from) the 2018 CRISPR babies, whether CRISPR-edited babies are truly on the horizon, George Church’s attempt to resurrect the woolly mammoth, and more.

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Jamie Metzl | Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

The Jordan Harbinger Show | 19 September 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jamie Metzl about his book Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. Discusses genetic engineering’s rapid progress, why today’s beneficial genetic traits that may turn out to be ephemeral, the dangers of selectively editing out genes that cause disorders, why China is poised to excel in the application of genetic science, why equity and diversity remain important, and more.

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