Science in Progress: CRISPR Gene Editing

Kishore and Indre investigate the intriguing world of CRISPR, a new gene editing technology that is shaking up the worlds of science and medicine. They experiment with a D-I-Y kit to explore how CRISPR works, and visit Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute to learn more.

Comments (6)

6 thoughts on “Science in Progress: CRISPR Gene Editing

  1. This is very complex stuff. Great documentary but still too demanding for my knowledge level… I do love a hot scientist though!

    So Kishore is where it’s at. Haha!

  2. Ah great stuff again! My colleagues use CRISPR all the time now, though it has some drawbacks as well, it’s quite the revolution since I started working in science (2002). Things that were very difficult to do, and therefore were more likely not to be tried, are now so much easier. And great example of seeing the natural mutations coming into effect.

    The democratic movement of these tools sound very nice ofcourse, but I personally think it’s a bad idea. If you’re interested in it, you can study all about it. But gene editing and such is so abstract for people who aren’t into it, that I wonder what it actually teaches them. But if that would be all of it, maybe that’s still fine, I’m more concerned about the majority of people out there using pseudo-science and using things like this completely unregulated.

  3. Very interesting episode. I think this sort of demonstrates that the Mythbusters could have made a decent episode demonstrating evolution, and made it entertaining. Sure, it wouldn’t have convinced any of the people who don’t believe in evolution, but neither did the Moon Landing show, and I can’t help thinking it would have been an excellent educational resource for kids.

  4. Have you read the Black Tide series by John Ringo? One of John’s consultants for determining how such a virus might work has been on a panel at Dragon Con with Kishore a couple of years running. Fortunately anything really dangerous is closely monitored/regulated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Announcing Behind the Scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!

One Day Builds

Announcing Behind the Scenes of Ghostbusters: Afte…

Jason Reitman was helming the newest film, he was beyond ecs…

Why “Golf Ball Car” Is Pivotal in MythBusters’ History

Show And Tell

Why “Golf Ball Car” Is Pivotal in MythBusters’ His…

This maquette from Golf Ball Car -- which will be offered in…

MythBusters’ Rocket Car Rockets!

Show And Tell

MythBusters’ Rocket Car Rockets!

For Adam, these stacks of spent rockets from JATO Rocket Car…

Adventures in CNC: Making a Plywood Room Divider!

Making

Adventures in CNC: Making a Plywood Room Divider!

After assembling our workshop's new CNC, Jen embarks on a wo…

Now Available: Badge Bundles!

Making

Now Available: Badge Bundles!

Buy all FIVE and save!

Podcast - This Is Only a Test

Behind the Attraction – This is Only a Test 610 – …

Jeremy returns his week down in Southern California and reports back on his visit to Galaxy's Edge, Universal Studios Hollywood, and the EV road trip getting there. We also have more thoughts on the Steam Deck, discuss the first hands-on reports of the Playdate handheld, and awe at PlayStation 5's record-breaking sales. Plus, some Oculus …

MythBusters’ ROBOSHARK Returns!

Culture

MythBusters’ ROBOSHARK Returns!

The MythBusters traveling exhibition has closed, and its art…

Weird and Wonderful Vintage Analog Clocks!

Tech

Weird and Wonderful Vintage Analog Clocks!

Sean Charlesworth from Tested shares one of his passion proj…

How We Manage All Our Video Footage + Edit Off a NAS!

Tech

How We Manage All Our Video Footage + Edit Off a N…

Tested's head of production Joey Fameli explains how he rece…

Iron Man, Stranger Things, and Transformers at Sideshow Con …

Show And Tell

Iron Man, Stranger Things, and Transformers at Sid…

One collectibles company making amazing figures from fan-fav…