SXSW Keynote: Jennifer Doudna

Dr. Jennifer Doudna is a co­-inventor of CRISPR­-Cas9, a scientific process that has revolutionized gene editing. In her presentation, she discussed its various applications, specifically regarding potential treatment for sickle-cell disease and cancer, as well as related ethical issues associated with CRISPR-Cas9. Doudna also stated that the process could enable human beings to “control our own evolution” by determining which genetic traits could be inherited by future generations.

Jennifer Doudna

Professor, University of California at Berkeley

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