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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x14 Paul Knoepfler: The ethical dilemma of designer babies
TV-PG

  • 2017-01-23T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it's a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain "upgrades" to human embryos -- from altering physical appearances to eliminating the risk of auto-immune diseases. In this thought-provoking talk, Knoepfler readies us for the coming designer baby revolution and its very personal, and unforeseeable, consequences.

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