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Scientifically speaking the funniest podcast on the internet [citation needed]. On every episode of The Science Jerks, co-hosts Ciaccio and Chan bring in a guest comedian to help them take a deep look at the cutting-edge world of science and technology. They analyze current science news with barely-researched, gleeful abandon, often diving recklessly off the philosophical deep end, but more often than not devolving into tangents about sci-fi, film, politics, comics, culture and music.

Josh Simpson (@MrJoshSimpson) from The Meat Improv podcast on @BoardwalkAudio joins us to discuss the pros and cons of the Chinese government’s plan to test CRISPR gene editing techniques on humans with cancer, how a new autonomous drove might actually be the flying car we’ve always wanted, and the first planned tests of possible asteroid deflection systems. Plus Sara Clarke (instagram:@sarasmirks) brings us a new Who Am I?-style quiz. Hosted by Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) and Robert Chan (@999rpms).

Stories Covered:

THE CHINESE START HUMAN TRIALS WITH CRISPR
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/15/health/china-human-gene-testing-crispr-cas9/?sr=fbCNN111716china-human-gene-testing-crispr-cas90801AMVODtopVideo&linkId=31250598

Autonomous Flying car is real!
http://www.popsci.com/robot-flying-taxi-cormorant-takes-its-first-autonomous-flight

REAL LIFE ARMAGEDDON
http://www.space.com/34723-nasa-esa-asteroid-deflection-mission-aida.html

201: Josh Simpson on Human Gene Editing, Flying Cars For Real and How To Nudge An Asteroid
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