Has science run afoul of basic ethics?
What does it mean to edit a person? And what's the time difference to Hong Kong?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. This week, we're devoting the entire episode to the biggest story in science: the news that a researcher in China edited human embryos that resulted in a pair of CRISPR'd children. First, we break down the fast-moving news. Then, STAT's Sharon Begley, who had a front-row seat to the revelation at a meeting in Hong Kong, joins us to discuss science's reaction to the news, its implications, and the future of genome editing.
You can listen to the episode here. To listen to future episodes, be sure to sign up on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.
And if you have CRISPR questions of your own, STAT Plus subscribers can join Sharon at noon ET today. You can register and submit questions here.