Feature Interview (12:00) – Bioengineer and Dominican Fr. Nicanor Astriaco, OP, PhD, STD discusses advances in gene editing technology and how it’s allowing scientists and doctors to cure deadly diseases and birth defects. He also touches on some of the ethical concerns that arise from the new technology and the ethical difference between therapeutic and elective edits.

Also in this episode:

News (00:45) – Does obesity really increase mortality risk? (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29998631)

Preventive Medicine Tip (4:40) – Doctors screening for domestic violence (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/)

Medical Trivia (Answer at 48:45) – Are anti-bacteria soaps more effective than regular soap and water at preventing infections and removing bacteria?

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