Episodes

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Deal With It20180824

Prof Jonathan Ball concludes his survey of the new disruptive biotechnologies.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

DIY20180822

Prof Jonathan Ball meets the people trying DNA and Gene therapy on themselves.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

Episode 420180823

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society.

What would biohacking, entrepreneurship and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing mean for an unregulated IVF industry?

Using CRISPR to gene edit human embryos has already been done for research, but so far no such embryo has been implanted in a human mother. It works in animals, even primates. But for human beings, unresolved technical problems such as cell mosaicism and off-target edits worry mainstream scientists enough to keep the research away from the clinic. But would it worry everybody?

Presented by Jonathan Ball
Produced by Alex Mansfield.

Episode 420180823

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

What would biohacking, entrepreneurship and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing mean for an unregulated IVF industry?

Using CRISPR to gene edit human embryos has already been done for research, but so far no such embryo has been implanted in a human mother. It works in animals, even primates. But for human beings, unresolved technical problems such as cell mosaicism and off-target edits worry mainstream scientists enough to keep the research away from the clinic. But would it worry everybody?

Presented by Jonathan Ball
Produced by Alex Mansfield.

Episode 520180824

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society.

Episode 520180824

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

Just Like That20180821

Jonathan Ball finds out just how easy it has become to sequence a genome and edit it.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

Prof Jonathan Ball finds out just how easy it has become to sequence a genome and edit it. Matt Loose and Chris Denning helpfully demonstrate the cheapness and practical simplicity of a USB connected DNA sequencer and the clever potion that is CRISPR/Cas-9 editing technique.

What once took $3bn and earned a presidential congratulation, can now be done in a hotel room with a laptop and a coffee machine.

Presenter: Prof. Jonathan Ball
Producer: Alex Mansfield.

Pass it On20180823

Prof Jonathan Ball looks at unnervingly-cheap ways to gene edit human embryos.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

What would biohacking, entrepreneurship and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing mean for an unregulated IVF industry?

Using CRISPR to gene edit human embryos has already been done for research, but so far no such embryo has been implanted in a human mother. It works in animals, even primates. But for human beings, unresolved technical problems such as cell mosaicism and off-target edits worry mainstream scientists enough to keep the research away from the clinic. But would it worry everybody?

Presented by Jonathan Ball
Produced by Alex Mansfield.

Stirring It Up20180820

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society.

DIY Biology is the concept of taking what were until recently high-end lab technologies and techniques and having a go at home, in the garage or in the growing number of "Biohacking" spaces around the world. Many of the activities being undertaken are about education and fun. Some others are more ambitious; looking at changing the ways we grow and police future foods for example. But there are increasing concerns around the idea of gene editing of human beings in an unregulated, untested, therapeutic underworld. Prof Jonathan Ball, who has worked in genetic engineering since its early days, explores how these trends might affect all of us, and very soon.

In the first episode he investigates who is doing it and what their motivations might be.

Presenter: Prof Jonathan Ball

Producer: Alex Mansfield.

Stirring It Up20180820

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society.

Prof Jonathan Ball explores new genetic technologies and how they might change society

DIY Biology is the concept of taking what were until recently high-end lab technologies and techniques and having a go at home, in the garage or in the growing number of "Biohacking" spaces around the world. Many of the activities being undertaken are about education and fun. Some others are more ambitious; looking at changing the ways we grow and police future foods for example. But there are increasing concerns around the idea of gene editing of human beings in an unregulated, untested, therapeutic underworld. Prof Jonathan Ball, who has worked in genetic engineering since its early days, explores how these trends might affect all of us, and very soon.

In the first episode he investigates who is doing it and what their motivations might be.

Presenter: Prof Jonathan Ball

Producer: Alex Mansfield.