A Genetic Engineer's Perspective on "Designer Babies"

A Genetic Engineer's Perspective on "Designer Babies"

Deep Background with Noah Feldman - August 18, 2019 - 35:23

A Chinese scientist reportedly edited the genes of two baby twin girls last year to protect them from the AIDS virus. Harvard geneticist George Church believes we will be hearing many more stories like this soon.

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Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.