Written by: Stephen Hsu
Primary Source: Information Processing
This video is one of the best introductions to the coming genomic revolution that I have seen.
It emphasizes breakthroughs like CRISPR that will make gene editing simple, safe, and effective. However, it spends little time explaining how scientists will decipher genetic architectures (i.e., using big data sets and machine learning) in order understand which edits to make.
I might also quibble with the claim that a DNA edit is a permanent change to the human gene pool. If we don’t like it we can always edit back to the original…