Ronald Bailey

KPCC Radio at 11:30 PDT—Ronald Bailey Debates Designer Babies and CRISPR Gene-Editing

On the Larry Mantle Show today in Los Angeles


I will be discussing the ethics of using of the fast cheap easy CRISPR gene-editing technique to make designer babies, curate wild nature, and create new biotech crops with Keith Yamamoto from the USCF School of Medicine. The debate begins today on the Larry Mantle Show at 89.3 KPCC in Los Angeles at 11:30 PDT.

Professor Yamamoto is one of the signatories to the open letter published last March in Science urging researchers to go slow on using CRISPR for genomic engineering.

For background, see my article, "Cheap Fast Powerful Gene-Editing Will Soon Change the World".

Tune in and listen to the conversation.