CRISPR- a tool for human genome modification and so much more..

Episode 4,   Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 PM

CRISPR is an adaptive immune system found in a bacterium and archaea, which is now used as a tool for human genome modification. And technology is developing fast. This episode is about what CRISPR is, how it can be used, and what ethical dilemmas are involved. And how CRISPR is more than a tool for genetic engineering, it is a tool for understanding the interaction between the bacteria and viruses in our gut, our immune system and maybe even our behaviour. The potential of science is full of hopes and dreams, dangers and fears.

A Science and Cocktails production funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contributing scientists;
Roger Antony Garrett, Professor emeritus in Functional Genomics at the University of Copenhagen.
Guillermo Montoya, Research director and Professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at University of Copenhagen
Xu Peng, Associate Professor in Functional Genomics at University of Copenhagen
Shiraz Shah, Senior Scientist at Gentofte Hospital

Journalist, Sound designer and producer; Sofie Hjorth 
Music composers; Hjalte Bested Møller