Author and award-winning journalist Judy Foreman talks with Gary Scott Thomas on this episode of Here’s What We Know. She dives into CRISPR, a technology that can be used to edit genes.
In this episode:
- The ethical questions behind gene editing
- “Curing” Sickle Cell Anemia
- The thought of humans living 120 years
- How she took real science and turned it into her fiction medical thriller CRISPR’d.
- What makes a good villain
“Exercise is medicine.” ~Judy Foreman
“Unintended consequences can be good or bad.” ~Judy Foreman
“We are living longer and longer.” ~Judy Foreman
Judy Foreman is a former Boston Globe health columnist and the author of three works of nonfiction. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College. She spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil and has a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow in Medical Ethics, also at Harvard Medical School, and a Knight Science Fellow at MIT. She was a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She has won more than 50 journalism awards including a George Foster Peabody Award and a Science in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers. She swims competitively with U.S. Masters and sings with Boston’s Back Bay Chorale. CRISPR’d is her first novel.
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