Genetically modified humans: the frontiers and ethics

From Nine To Noon, 10:11 am on 11 November 2020

Anthropologist and author Professor Eben Kirksey explores the frontiers of genetics and what this means for the future of the human species in his new book The Mutant Project : Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans.

Two years ago the world was shocked when a Chinese scientist created the first genetically modified babies - using CRISPR technology - which is a method of editing DNA.

In researching the book, Eben Kirksey secured insider access to the Chinese laboratory and also interviews scientists, entrepreneurs, lobbyists, ethicists, scholars and activists about a genetically modified future for humanity.

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