Professor George Church
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Read/write your own genetic code

What if we could not just read our own genome, but also edit and write it?

And what if sensors could tells us in real time whether our surroundings disagree with the genetic disposition of our body?

Having these ideas that could change our world is George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

The man behind the sequencing of the first human genome explains his vision for the future of genetics.

  • 18 Sep 2011