The Guardian

The Guardian 19 Feb 2020

Should we edit our DNA? An imagined future of gene editing


There are decisions being made right now that could have an effect on global populations for generations to come. As part of this project, we commissioned an artist to investigate some of the themes raised in the podcasts. This work of fiction imagines a future where gene editing has become mainstream and discusses the moral, ethical and political divides that this might create

How did Walt Disney delight generations of children and adults with his stories? What is the future of movies, TV and homemade content in this digital era? How is the coronavirus changing art and Hollywood? Jeffrey Katzenberg, the renowned film producer and former Dreamworks CEO and Walt Disney Studios chairman, tackles those questions and many more in this in-depth interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber. Katzenberg, who reinvigorated Disney with a series of classics like The Lion King, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, discusses his new company Quibi, which focuses on shorter videos for mobile viewing, and argues it offers the best possible business and copyright deal for creators. Melber also asks Katzenberg, known as a "kingmaker" in Democratic politics and an ally of former Pres. Obama, about his potential involvement in the 2020 election. (The interview was filmed remotely in April 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic). Aired on 4/21/2020.
Formula 1 team bosses have met to discuss ways of protecting the sport from financial problems caused by the coronavirus, with a reduction of the budget cap under consideration.
Williams became the third F1 team to put their staff on enforced leave until the end of May, while the team's drivers and executives have to take a 20 percent pay cut. The decision by Williams follows similar moves from McLaren and Racing Point. Eight races of the F1 season have already been cancelled due to the pandemic. We spoke to former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg. He says rescuing the season will require creativity - without forgetting the needs of smaller teams on the circuit.
Rory McIlroy joins STUpodity to talk about his favorite cake, playing with Tom Brady on Seminole golf course, how golf could change due to COVID-19, a fall Masters tournament and a fan-less Ryder Cup.

Humans have used physical greeting rituals for longer than you might realize. But in the wake of CoVid-19, will the most universal of those rituals — the handshake — be gone for good?

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