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Calling all visual artists, animators, sci-fi writers, sound artists, architects, poets, game designers, & other creative practitioners! The IGI is teaming up with Stochastic Labs for a unique artist residency opportunity. Apply by Jan 4th #SciArt #SciComm
Lay-friendly and nuanced discussion about the extremely troubling #CRISPR baby news on @KQEDForum this morning. IGI scientists Alex Marson and Fyodor Urnov joined Marcy Darnovsky for a great segment. 🎧 Listen to it here:
Silver lining of the day: Talented high school biology teachers like @willida25 are using the #CRISPR baby news to engage their students in grounded ethical discussions. Bravo! Daniel Williams @willida25@igisci Actually spent a lot of time on today's news in my classes! This was a great conversation starter about the promise/perils of CRISPR-edited babies also the ETHICS of this study -appears to be no relevant medical threat averted like sickle cell or muscular dys -great discussions
Watch Jennifer Doudna combat an army of phages and save the city of Bacterium in "Phage Invaders: A CRISPR Game." Can you beat her score? 🎮