Spotlight on: CRISPR

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

1:00 PM To 1:30 PM

Online Only


Event Description

CRISPR’s ability to genetically modify DNA offers amazing possibilities to treat disease but comes with the incredible responsibility of altering human life. The science series NOVA, produced by GBH/Boston, explores the science, history, and ethics of this revolutionary gene-editing technology in their feature documentary Human Nature, directed by Adam Bolt and featuring the ground-breaking work of Jennifer Doudna.

Jennifer Doudna was the first biologist to propose the genetic programming ability of CRISPR. We’ll ask Jennifer about the current state of CRISPR, its short and long-term possibilities and the incredible responsibilities of altering human DNA. We’ll also meet Adam Bolt, director of Human Nature, and discuss how he brought this ethically and technically complex story to life.


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