• New documentary has a good time asking how gene editing might change the world

    5 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / An artist's representation of a Cas9 protein immediately interrupting and changing a living creature's genes.
    Here's a poorly kept secret: the internal chatter at a given research and scientific institution is typically more interesting than what emerges on the public record. Published papers and newspaper interviews don't come with the banter, pop-culture references, or sheer wit that pumps through most nerds' veins.
    I thought back to all that nerd humor when I reflected on Human Nature , a documentary about gene editing and CRISPR that had its world premiere at South by...
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