Smart Talk

Get two smart people in a room and let them talk. That’s the premise for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show “StarTalk,” and it makes for thought-provoking conversations about neil-degrasse-tyson-and-genetics-guru-anne-wojcicki-on-a-future-without-disease-and-much-morescience.

That’s what Neil got when he sat down with 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki. As part of what Neil is calling his “Innovators” series, Neil started out with questions about why Anne started the company, and 23andMe’s mission. And he wanted to know about her own hopes for future of 23andMe, but Neil also peppered the conversation with more fanciful and provocative questions about genetics.

Instead of a dystopian science fiction version of the future, Anne said that although there are some things to be concerned about, the possibilities for the future are much more hopeful.

“There’s a massive potential for good,” Anne told Neil.

Check out the conversation.






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