Breathe In Ep. #32 – CRISPR and Genetic Ethics

Podcast is dropping a day early this week as Gunnar heads off on vacation! Tiffany talks about her upcoming date with Taylor Swift this weekend, before the trio jumps into a debate about CRISPR and genetic ethics. They respond to the 60 Minutes CRISPR story from 4/29 and talk about the future of genetic precision medicine as it may relate to cystic fibrosis. The conversation switches to genetic ethics and CF as a genetic illness. Should families continue to have children after already having a child with CF? Is it ethical to terminate a pregnancy based on a CF diagnosis? Gunnar points out that he thinks it’s time for patients to start really talking about genetics as genetic-editing is quickly becoming a reality.

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