What makes the perfect human? Immaculate features? Indomitable Intelligence? Incomparable wit? Or irresistible charm? What if you could modify your genes? What if everyone could? What are the consequences of being “better?”

Many bacteria are able to combat viral infection with a defense system called Crispr. Crispr records viral DNA that a bacteria has been exposed to, and enables a protein complex called Cas9 to basically search for the viral DNA, and destroy it.

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About What If:
An Underknown original web series, presented by Hashem al Ghaili

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“What If” takes you on an imaginary adventure — grounded in scientific theory — through time, space and chance, as we ask what if some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence were different.

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