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News / 04.29.18

‘60 Minutes’ explores promise of CRISPR genome editing

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Feng Zhang and Bill Whitaker at the Broad Institute
By Broad Communications

CBS News visits the Broad Institute for a story on CRISPR genome editing and its potential for medicine.

On Sunday, April 29, the CBS News program “60 Minutes” aired a piece about CRISPR genome editing and its potential for medicine:

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60 Minutes Overtime: "Scientists can use CRISPR to edit genes. Should they?"

The Bill Whitaker piece featured interviews with Eric S. Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and Feng Zhang, a core institute member, and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and the Patricia and James Poitras '63 Professor in Neuroscience at MIT.

Learn more about CRISPR and its potential to improve human health on our research highlights page.