Laura Hercher, Genetic Counselor, Sarah Lawrence College
Nathan Pearson, Genomicist
Top Stories for 2016
0:00 Nathan: What ancient genomes tell us today
6:20 Laura: Pop genetics used for cover by white nationalists
Most Underreported Stories for 2016
14:12 Laura: Positive potential of CRISPR demonstrated
17:03 Nathan: Gene drive officially added to bioterrorism list
20:31 Looking ahead to 2017
From new CRISPR trials in humans to mitochondrial transfer therapy, from the spinout by Illumina of two new genomics health companies to the complete and utter failure of Theranos, from the approval by the FDA of GM mosquitos to the FDA giving up on LDT regulation as a result of the election, the genomics headlines of 2016 didn’t fail to dazzle, deliver, and disappoint.
Hear which stories our regular commentators, Laura Hercher and Nathan Pearson, chose as their top and also most underreported of the year in today’s look back on 2016.