Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, better known by its acronym, CRISPR, is a biochemical technology that allows scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences in cells in a way that the revised genes can be passed on to the next generation. This technology brings with it both promise and dread. On the one hand, it […]
Happy New Year! For the first episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine in 2017, we look into the topic of medical bioethics with a specific reference to the case of Henrietta Lacks. PNM’s Lincoln Tice learned about Henrietta Lacks from a recently published biography by Rebecca Skoot called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Lacks […]
Monday Buzz producer and engineer Harry Gilbert recently spoke with Dewey-Hagborg about her work and the societal, bioethical, and policy concerns it brings up.
Genetic sequencing may someday lead to miracle cures. But it is also the ultimate invasion of privacy. What can your genes tell you, who can see them, and do you really want to know? Tonight, May 30, 2013, on the Perpetual Notion Machine we explore “Promises and Perils – the brave new world of genetic […]