Hadassah Head talks with biologist Miryam Wahrman about good genes, bad genes, and the impact of genetic technology on human evolution. Professor Miryam Wahrman, of William Paterson University in New Jersey, combines her passion, knowledge and expertise in genetics with her interest in bioethics, to explore compelling issues in evolution. Her book, Brave New Judaism: When Science and Scripture Collide addresses Jewish perspectives on cutting edge biotechnology and biomedical science.

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Published On: February 12, 2012

4 Comments

  • Rochelle Bukatman says:

    Excellent clear presentation. Accessible and interesting.

  • Susie Ratner says:

    What a fascinating and informative interview!

  • Robert Kadar says:

    Great job!

  • Russell says:

    Very worthwhile interview- it is important for people to understand the history of the eugenics movement from Britain where it was born, to the US where it grew big, and then to the nightmare of nazi germany. The issue of technology is also fascinating. Technology always comes with costs and benefits which need to be explored. Often times people play up the benefits of technology without understanding or even acknowledging the costs. Discussions like these are very important so that technology becomes a part of the human story, and not just the other way around.

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