Paul Knoepfler:
The ethical dilemma of designer babies

TEDxVienna · 18:19 · Filmed Oct 2015
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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.

Paul Knoepfler is a biomedical scientist and writer focusing on stem cells and genetics. Full bio
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