Category Archives: TED Talks

TED Talk May/June in Boca/Coconut Creek

Boca Raton: May 11, 2016
Coconut Creek: June 2, 2016

The new biology … let’s create a healthier human.  This conversation started on our Celebrity Cruise retreat and continues here …

Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other teams which shows that a solution for some of the less great aspects of old age might actually lie within us all.

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Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called “designer babies.” Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.