Best of the Best
Health & Medicine
Share this post


Published on
June 14, 2022
Show notes

Back in Episode 51, Quinn & Brian asked: Are we thinking about CRISPR all wrong (and what the hell is it)?

This is one of our most popular episodes, probably because it features one of our coolest guests: C. Brandon Ogbunu, an evolutionary systems biologist with a unique perspective on data and disease, and how both were influenced by evolution and ecology.

We’ve talked about CRISPR before on the show, but if you’re not familiar, here’s a brief and overly simplistic overview of this potentially world-changing technology: it’s scissors for DNA. It’s still a very young technology — it was only patented in 2012 — but it has the potential to do everything from eliminating genetic diseases from our lineage to making our food supply more efficient and productive to creating a real-life Jurassic Park. But what can’t we do with it? And, perhaps more importantly, what shouldn’t we be doing with it? That’s what we’re going to find out today.

Have feedback or questions? Tweet us, or send a message to

Trump’s Book Club:


Connect with us:

Important, Not Important is produced by Crate Media


Learn how to feel better and unfuck the world.

You have successfully subscribed!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.