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Designer Genes: Fashioning our Biological Future

Full Program: 2014 World Science Festival | 01:13:31

Original Program Date: Friday, May 30, 2014

Featuring Geneticist George Church, Bioethicist, Law Professor Nita A. Farahany, Fertility Specialist Jamie A. Grifo, Philosopher of Science, Bioethicist Sheldon Krimsky, and Reproductive Endocrinologist Paula Amato with Physican Journalist Emily Senay Moderating

Should we limit the use and knowledge of genetics in the case of conception? What about using genetic engineering to make humans healthier—or even enhancing humanity by manipulating DNA? See geneticist George Church, fertility specialists Paula Amato and Jamie Grifo, and bioethicists Sheldon Krimsky and Nita Farahany mull our fast-evolving future in “Designer Genes: Fashioning Our Biological Future,” a program of the 2014 World Science Festival.



Emily Senay

Physican Journalist
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George Church

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Nita A. Farahany

Bioethicist, Law Professor
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Jamie A. Grifo

Fertility Specialist
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Sheldon Krimsky

Philosopher of Science, Bioethicist
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Paula Amato

Reproductive Endocrinologist
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