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2406 - Richard Blade
Knowing this much is true with Richard Blade.
Aired 4 months ago 51:46
We can change the DNA of an entire species in the wild
Kevin Esvelt knows the stakes are high. As a geneticist at the MIT Media Lab, Kevin discovered a technique called a gene drive, which gives humans a power weâ€™ve never had before: to change the DNA of entire species in nature. This capacity is so new and so unprecedented that when Kevin made the discovery six years ago, it was â€œliterally unimagined by any human being at that time â€” not in science fiction, not in any form of literature, not in any scientific journals.â€ Used successfully for good, a gene drive has the potential to save millions of lives by eliminating diseases like Malaria. But in the wrong hands â€” or even in well-intentioned hands â€” the results could be catastrophic. How do we weigh the potential for enormous good against the terrifying unknowns? Host Caterina Fake thinks it through with scientist Kevin Esvelt as well as special guests Baratunde Thurston (Comedian and host of the podcasts Spit and #TellBlackStories); Janna Levin (Director of Science Programs at Pioneer Works, Columbia Professor of Astronomy) and Joi Ito (Director of the MIT Media Lab).
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#8 - Chase Hall on The Mountain School of Arts
The Mountain School of Arts is run by artists in California. Chase Hall is a self-taught artist living in New York. We met the day before he started this intendant arts program in LA. Now, some six months later, we catch up. As it turns out, his participation has made a huge impact on his trajectory as an artist. We conclude that it is important to create time for reflection.