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By 2050, there will be nine billion people on the planet. CRISPR, the revolutionary gene editing technology, could help usher in the next Green Revolution, allowing us to feed our ballooning population in a hotter, more crowded world. But can CRISPR protect the future without causing chaos? Join biologists and geneticists as we explore the thorny issue of tinkering with nature to save it.
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Brooke Borel is a Journalist and Author. She has written on everything on everything from biotech in agriculture, to the seedy world of cannabis pesticides, to the history of the bed bug. She is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an editor-at-large at Undark.Read More
Carolyn P. Neuhaus is a Bioethicist at The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute in Garrison, New York. She explores philosophical and ethical questions that arise throughout biomedical research, with an eye toward the wise use of emerging technologies.Read More
Friedrich Soltau is a Senior Sustainable Development Officer in the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs. He has worked on a range of issues at the intersection of climate change, energy, new and emerging issues, and sustainable development goals.Read More