Gene editing technologies have the power to change life as we know it. So why aren’t more people involved in conversations about how we should use it? This was the central question of the Guardian's Gene Gap project. And the key motivation for this new podcast series, which features five different communities around the UK and the conversations they had about a technology that could, one day, allow us to rewrite our DNA
In our third and final episode, we talk about trust in science. In particular, how historical cases of abuse led many in our groups to question gene editing, science and medicine. If we focus on the past, will we ever move forward?
In our second episode on gene editing, we talk about power. Are we well informed? Who holds the power to inform us? Who has the authority to speak for our species and to make decisions?
Gene editing technologies such as Crispr-Cas9 have the capability to rewrite our DNA and change life as we know it. In this new series, we spoke to people around the UK who could be touched by the new technology. In this first episode, we look at how DNA and identity interact. Does DNA make us...