Gene editing is not just a domain of sci-fi movies now. CRISPR is a simple and cheap way to configure genes in any living being. Samuel H. Sternberg is part of the team of researchers who have developed this tool and a co-author of the bestseller A Crack in Creation, the book that warns his invention.
CRISPR may well give us the cure for cancer and other genetic diseases, yet even the tiniest changes to our DNA could have unforeseeable consequences. Not since the atomic bomb has technology alarmed its creators that they decided to alarm the public about it.
Learn more about CRISPR and its threats as well as opportunities at Future Port Prague 2019 where Dr Sternberg himself will be sharing this thrilling story.