Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty – CRISPR | WIRED

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CRISPR is a new area of biomedical science that enables gene editing and could be the key to eventually curing diseases like autism or cancer. WIRED has challenged biologist Neville Sanjana to explain this concept to 5 different people; a 7 year-old, a 14 year-old, a college student, a grad student and a CRISPR expert.

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Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty – CRISPR | WIRED


liagma says:

Why am I so attracted to Neville

Immanuel Harice says:

I love how he cut her off to only say what she had just said in different words.

sue king says:

Just leave mother nature alone!

zahraa Al Dukahile says:

im so confused as how you can use crispr on somatic cells that have already developed and specialised

eileenfb1948 says:

I am sure we would all wish to see a cure for diseases such as Parkinson's, Coeliac, etc.
I would love to see the results of research (working first on primates) of replacing the body's ability to make its own vitamin C by giving back the enzyme that was lost along the way, giving back that final step in its production. I feel this would produce unexpected results and could be quite far reaching in the benefits it gives.
Then we also have the most common genetic problems, misfolding proteins of the a1at gene, being the most common. I believe cystic fibrosis is the second most common – many, many peoples lives could be totally transformed.

Rando Viddos says:

Me who failed biology: “hmmm yes Crispy”

Kambra says:

the grad student arguing about the ethical use of CRISPR saying that you can't consent if you don't exist is like saying existence itself is unethical, welcome to how life as humans has worked since ever

jaspal singh ranyal says:

This is a lucid & smartly designed video.Thanks.

Value ___? says:

Why are you talking about ethics? Youre supposed to explain crispr.
Fake and gray.

Doc Moreau says:

7:03 is a brilliant thought. I like this lady's way of thinking.

Pete Lancaster says:

Level 0: "I'm a Trump Supporter and everything you're telling me is a leftist lie. Q sent me. Let's Go Brandon!"


I wish you can tackle ames test as well huhu

Michael Sai Cheong Lui says:

That teen is more of a highschool biology student rather than Junior High/Senior elementary student.

Nickie Glazer says:

BioEngineering humans = Eugenics
Hitler would be proud

Lin1 says:

the kid has some good sense of style ngl

Danwir Knight says:

Omg that little kid with the bow tie killing me lol.

Kathryn Kelly says:

Well done. Please give us an update of what has transpired since this video was made five years ago!

Nursaiful Aizad says:

Bella is so smart at her age, to be honest. 😀

Tom P says:

5:50 Does non-therapeutic reasons include the badonkadonk?

Jonathan Ben Josua says:

Seeing someone acknowledge "slippery slope" as NOT being a logical fallacy almost made me cry tears of joy. Finally some sense.

ADVCH Tube says:

Will CRISPR lead to All Tomorrows or Warhammer Space Marines?

BBaccSoon says:

Interesting stuff

d. e. r. m. a. n. w. h. i. t. e says:

Me: hmmm interesting
Description: "curing autism'
Me: nah I m out

TheMakersRage says:

The interview part made me think of some kind of CRISPR Uncertainty Principle lol

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