Monday, March 14, 2016

How far should science go when editing human DNA?

We’re going to take a bit of a departure from our normal legal topics Tuesday and discuss the controversial topic of gene-editing technology, CRISPR.

Supporters claim it has the potential to help rid the world of certain diseases by snipping out defective parts of our genes, opponents say there are unknown long-term impacts of this technology and are calling for a moratorium on its use.
Anant Kamath
Joining Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll to discuss this will be Anant Kamath, COO of Cellular Engineering Technologies, Iowa City. CET does research on stem cells, tissue engineering and cancer biology. Anant received his undergraduate degree as well as a law degree from the University of Iowa, and a masters degree from Johns Hopkins.
In addition to Arnant, we’ll have our monthly movie visit from our research associate and movie reviewer, Stephanie Crowley, with a review of the movie “Risen,” the story of a Roman tribune who is ordered to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus’ body.
So join Deacon Mike and Gina for a lively half-hour at 9 a.m. Tuesday on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on The program will be re-broadcast at 9 p.m.
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