Christians, Gene Editing, and GMO- Dr. Harish Radha 9.26.19

In this episode, Pastor Bob and Dr. Harish Radha discuss the hot topic of gene editing and GMO production. Dr. Radha offers some helpful insights into how Christians should respond to this fast moving and controversial field. Dr. Radha is a cell biologist who has worked in academia, the food and beverage industry and biotech. He received his Ph.D. in cell biology from UMBC in Maryland and did his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Harish was an assistant professor in biology at Georgia Tech from 1999-2005. He then worked at the Coca-Cola Company fro six years identifying new technologies for ingredient innovation before moving to New Jersey in 2011 to work for Chromocell Corporation. While there, Harish managed ingredient discovery projects with several multinational food and beverage companies. Harish went back to his first love of teaching and is currently teaching high school science at St. Vincent Academy, a private school in Newark, NJ. 

Episode Resources:

The Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH is a great resource for information on gene editing-

https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/policy-issues/what-is-Genome-Editing

This is a video by the inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, Jennifer, Doudna on TED Talks-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdBAHexVYzc