'Future First': CRISPR Makes Biology The New Digital

The "molecular scissors" are helping scientists to edit DNA

Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new technology comes out and allows us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase "The future is now." Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video series called Future First.

Episode three of Future First is titled "CRISPR Makes Biology the New Digital." In it, we take at the "molecular scissors" scientists are using to edit DNA. Helping to lead the discussion are Kevin Esvelt, PhD. of the Sculpting Evolution Group and Megan Palmer, PhD. from Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.