In this Upper House talk from September 2018, Dr. Praveen Sethupathy explains the science surrounding gene editing, CRISPR technology, and the ethical implications of gene editing from a Christian perspective. Dr. Sethupathy weighs both the promise of this technology to fight genetic diseases and improve human wellbeing, and the perils of easier and faster capabilities for humans to modify the genome.
Praveen Sethupathy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University. He also directs the Center for Vertebrate Genomics. With of 100 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Sethupathy is a leading genomicist studying ribonucleic acids (RNAs) and disease etiology.
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Credits: music by Micah Behr, audio engineering by Andy Johnson, graphic design by Madeline Ramsey.