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A Look Into The Future With Geneticist George Church22:00

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Church in his office at Harvard Medical School (Alison Bruzek/WBUR)

Harvard geneticist George Church is a leading player in the world of genetic engineering and has been making a lot of news for years. But recently, he's made even more headlines than usual with his contributions to two major projects: genetically engineering mice to stop Lyme disease on Nantucket, and synthesizing an entire human genome.

Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, had an extensive conversation with George Church to talk about these projects and some of the ethical concerns raised by outside critics.

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Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog and co-host of the podcast, The Magic Pill. She tweets @CommonHealth.

Laurie Zoloth, professor of medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University.

This segment aired on June 20, 2016.

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