5 questions for Kevin Davies on CRISPR and the new era of genome editing | American Enterprise Institute

The past eight years have seen massive strides
forward for the field of genome editing, thanks to a new technology known as
CRISPR. This newfound ability to edit humanity’s genetic code provides both
profound opportunities for human betterment and difficult ethical questions
about how far the technology should be permitted to go. Kevin Davies and I
recently discussed these questions on an episode of Political Economy.

Kevin is the executive editor of The CRISPR Journal and the founding editor of Nature Genetics. He is also the author of several books, including the recently released “Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing.”

Below is an abbreviated transcript of our conversation. You can read our full discussion here. You can also subscribe to my podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher, or download the podcast on Ricochet.

Your book’s title refers to the “CRISPR revolution.” How
far

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Kevin Vasconi, The CIO Who Helped Turn $16 Billion Domino’s Pizza Into A Digital Success Story, Is Leaving The Company

Domino’s Pizza has announced that Kevin Vasconi, who joined the company as its CIO in 2012, will retire effective October 2. Domino’s chief technology officer (CTO), Kelly Garcia, will take over as the top tech leader of the company, which has a $16 billion market cap.

Vasconi and Garcia, who also joined Domino’s in 2012 and became its CTO last year, have worked closely together to turn it into something of a poster child for the digital transformation movement. In a world where software is said to be eating everything, the company’s IT division has taken code and used it to redefine how people get to eat their favorite slices.

The division’s work has helped turn Domino’s into the world’s largest pizza business when ranked by retail sales and has enabled it to keep growing during the

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