Josef Penninger on Discovering New Genes

2005, Health & Longevity, Science & Technology
Presented By: Josef Penninger

Scientist Josef Penninger describes the current capacity of our genetic understanding and current research into the function of newly discovered genes. Altering only a single gene can change behaviour and this has led Josef and his colleagues to find the gene that the SARS virus binds to in humans. He elaborates on genetic engineering and the trajectory of future research into gene modification and disease control. Josef is passionate about scientific freedom and works to provide young thinkers with the intellectual and spiritual freedom to explore creative, groundbreaking areas of scientific thought.