November 2019 with Nathan and Laura: Happy Birthday CRISPR Babies, 23andMe for Embryo Selection, and Golden Rice, Almost


Laura Hercher, Host, The Beagle Has Landed

Nathan Pearson, Genomicist; Founder, Root Deep Insight


0:00 Happy Birthday CRISPR babies

12:58 23andMe, but for embryo selection

28:27 Golden Rice—almost

34:00 A listener’s comment

The gene edited babies, Lulu and Nana, turn one. Laura Hercher says it feels like it’s been five years. Nathan says, “Happy Birthday.”

Along with our genomics headline party this month, we also discuss a comment that came in from our last show which leads us to the question, can we discuss science without discussing politics?

It’s Nathan, Laura and Theral for almost a full hour sifting through November’s news.