The promise (and potential problems) of genetic engineering. With Francoise Baylis.


Dec 7 2021 • 50 mins

Genetic engineering may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, but is in fact more relevant than ever.

Francoise Baylis is a leading bioethicist, research professor at Dalhousie University, and author of "Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing." Her work is renowned for challenging of how we think about health, science, and biotechnology.

On this episode, Baylis joins Niko Woischnik to discuss the current state of genetic modification technologies in humans, the limits of what it can accomplish, and the ethical questions surrounding designer babies. Additionally, she stresses the importance of considering what our future world should look like before employing any sort of technology that may help us enjoy longer, more fulfilling lives.


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