Our story begins with the creators of one of the most controversial discoveries ever: CRISPR. This revolutionary gene-editing tool is so simple, precise, and inexpensive, that experts are calling it the most positively life-changing and potentially dangerous discovery in the history of mankind. DNA, the very essence of life, can now be altered not only by Harvard geneticists and multi-billion dollar corporations, but also by renegade biohackers working out of their garages.
The implications are endless – eradicating disease, designing human beings, wiping out entire species or creating new ones, empowering people to effectively play God.
But given the power of these technologies, should they be regulated or democratized? And who will make these decisions?