Auckland Skeptics in the Pub: Genetic Engineering Pros and Cons
The speaker segment of the March Auckland Skeptics in the Pub
. The talk goes through the main benefits and risks of genetic engineering. Its intended to be a broad introduction to the topic from which questions and discussion can (and did) spring. Consequently, many things are frustratingly simplified for someone working in the field (he he, pun). It doesn't help that when I am
nervous my vocabulary shrinks.
I have no excuses for my sense of humor.
note: The statement
that you cant breed plants to be resistant to viruses is not technically true. What I had meant to say was that you cant control viral infections with pesticides like you could a fungal infection. You can use them to control vectors but that's another tangent. My point
was that you need innate resistance for virus...