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S01E02 Gattaca’s Designer Baby Astronauts: Editing the Murder Gene

October 16, 2018

In this episode of Cinema Science, we watched Gattaca, a science fiction movie from 1997 that asks the question: what if we could alter our destiny with a little genetic engineering? Sasha Luks-Morgan helps us understand how exactly genetic editing works, what the heck CRISPR stands for, and whether or not we can actually splice super powers into our DNA.

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