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Science for the People

This week we’re com­ing to you from Awe­some Con in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. There, host Bethany Brook­shire led a pan­el of three amaz­ing guests to talk about the promise and per­ils of CRISPR, and what hap­pens now that CRISPR babies have (maybe?) been born. Fea­tur­ing sci­ence writer Tina Saey, mol­e­c­u­lar biol­o­gist Anne Simon, and bioethi­cist Alan Regen­berg. A Nobel Prize win­ner argues ban­ning CRISPR babies won’t work Geneti­cists push for a 5‑year glob­al ban on gene-edit­ed babies A CRISPR spin-off caus­es unin­tend­ed typos in DNA News of the first gene-edit­ed babies ignit­ed a firestorm The researcher who cre­at­ed CRISPR twins defends.