Blog: Thinking Small

The Future of Genetics and Genomics panel at Lexington Public Library

Recently I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the futures of genetics and genomics at the Lexington public library, as part of a month-long celebration of the 150th birthday of Thomas Hunt Morgan. I mostly talked about the ethics of genetically engineering humans. It was great fun, and I snuck in some shout-outs to great ethical-conundrum science fiction, like The Wind-Up Girl and Gattaca. If you want to listen to the whole panel discussion, the audio can be found here.