Documentary Tells The Story Of CRISPR, Insufficient Reporting On Workplace Injuries, Woodward Tapes

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Bottles of nucleic acids at CRISPR company
Bottles of nucleic acids at Synthego, a company which synthesizes the key components of CRISPR at an industrial scale. CRISPR is now used by countless researchers around the world to study everything from drought resistant crops to the genetics of autism. Photo courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

We speak with the director of a new film that explores the discovery and potential uses of the gene-editing tool CRISPR. We discuss the ethical concerns that come with changing DNA with a Wisconsin bioethics expert. Then, we look into the lack of sufficient injury and illness reporting by workplaces. And new tapes from journalist Bob Woodward reveal that Pres. Trump knew more about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic than he previously said. We’ll talk to a political scientist to learn more.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • R. Alta Charo Guest
  • Adam Bolt Guest
  • Jennifer Gollan Guest
  • Lilly Goren Guest

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