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The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

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The Seen and the Unseen, hosted by Amit Varma, features longform conversations that aim to give deep insights into the subjects being discussed. Timeless and bingeworthy.


Ep 165: Genetic Engineering

Humans are the only bots with the ability to reprogram themselves. Shambhavi Naik joins Amit Varma in episode 165 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the science, ethics, politics and policy implications of genetic engineering.   Also check out: 1. A Framework for Governing Gene Editing -- Takshashika Discussion Document. 2. Gene Drives in Infectious Diseases -- Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc 3. Chinese gene-edited baby row rekindles need for guidelines in India -- Shambhavi Naik. 4. The scientific argument for marrying outside your caste  -- Shambhavi Naik. 5. The gene of prejudice in gender determination -- Shambhavi Naik. 6. The Evolution of Everything -- Episode 96 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Matt Ridley). 7. The Selfish Gene -- Richard Dawkins. 8. The Blank Slate -- Steven Pinker. 9. Politics and the Sociopath -- Amit Varma. 10. Farmers, Technology and Freedom of Choice: A Tale of Two Satyagrahas -- Amit Varma. 11. Let's Rethink Doping -- Amit Varma. 12. The Indianness of Indian Food -- Episode 95 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vikram Doctor). 13. The Art and Science of Economic Policy -- Ep 154 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vijay Kelkar & Ajay Shah). 14. In Service of the Republic -- Vijay Kelkar & Ajay Shah. 15. Hacking Darwin -- Jamie Metzl. 16. Early Indians -- Episode 112 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Tony Joseph).

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