Designer Genes

Genetic engineering is one of the most fascinating corners of scientific inquiry right now, but the headlines you see daily aren't telling the full story. So, we asked scientists on the cutting edge to share their perspectives on the breakthroughs that will shape our future.

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The risks and rewards of genetic engineering, animated

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Pioneering biologist David Baltimore on the ethical quandary of engineering 'cures'

How scientists use light to manipulate cells with the flick of a switch

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Optogenetics lets us probe the inner workings of cells with unprecedented precision

Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University