CRISPR Inventor Previews Advances In Future Technology
Cool Science Radio welcomes Dr. George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. Church developed the methods for the first genome sequence and dramatic cost reductions since then (down from $3 billion to $600). His team invented CRISPR for human stem-cell genome editing and other synthetic biology technologies and applications - including new ways to create organs for transplantation, gene therapies for aging reversal, and gene drives to eliminate Lyme disease and malaria. He has co-authored 450 papers, 105 patents, and one book.