WWOTS 016: Genetic Engineering Is Here Today


Mike and Jon start with a conversation about jobs their not suited for and the dull life of house painters before some follow up on the wilder side of genetic engineering.  They then explain why they always rank things in their mind and go into how constraints and limitations can spur creative problem solving and help us to think of novel solutions.

Listen to this Episode and Learn:

  • How Genetic Engineering is advancing today

  • Why ranking things helps to order the world around us

  • How limits in creative projects can spur creative solutions

Mentioned in the Episode:

Radiolab Podcast - Mantis Shrimp Episode

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Tardigrades (Waterbears)


Canadian GM Salmon

Barbra Streisand’s Cloned Dogs


UK Mitochondrial Replacement - 3 parent babies

Using CRISPR On Humans In China

Choice Paralysis / Overchoice

Jon’s Procrastination Video

Flash fiction