Comedy

A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

July 14, 2022

Designer Babies and Dystopian Hellscapes: The Future of Gene Editing With CRISPR

The future is here, and it's terrifying. Join the boys as they learn all about the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9. What's with the crazy acronym, how swole can a chicken be, and when will Duncan get his prehensile tail? Find out on the latest DNA-snipped, biologically enhanced episode of MFFI. 

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In this episode:  

  • Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeats
  • Genetic Scissors
  • Streptococcus Pyogenes
  • Bacteria: The Real Hero
  • Yoshizumi Ishino
  • Francisco Mojica
  • Cas9
  • Emanuelle Marie Charpentier and Jennifer Anne Doudna
  • DNA/RNA/crRNA
  • Cas12a
  • Sickle Cell Treatment
  • Victoria Gray
  • CRISPR Crops
  • Memphis Meats
  • The GMO issue
  • HIV and Cancer Treatments
  • Challenges

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