A scientific breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. HUMAN NATURE is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. Featuring scientists and writers from Harvard and MIT, we now have the opportunity to see the future, our changing relationship with nature, and how genetic engineering will affect us all.
Moderator: Sharon Begley, STAT senior writer
Guest: Executive Producer Elliot Kirschner
Thursday, October 3
Meredith DeSalazar, Sarah Goodwin