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Dr. He Jiankui in his lab

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Eben Kirksey, American anthropologist and Associate Professor at Alfred Deakin Institute in Melbourne, Australia.

Rebecca and Eben discuss his latest book, The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans, the work of Dr. Jiankui He, who created the first genetically modified babies, and the moral dilemmas this work has since raised, with a particular focus on the values behind gene-editing and its implications for society.