Funding Fever: Researchers Will Use Genome Editing to Increase Support for Science Among Politicians

“If we achieve what we are working on, I will have a job forever.”

“We have reason to believe that there is a single gene that distinguishes those people who give funding for scientific research and those who do not give. When we find that gene, we are going to be able to introduce it into individuals and change them so that now they are going to become donors.”

“The question that really motivates my research is how can I get people to give me more money, to give money to science.”

“By using the CRISPR/Cas9 technique, we are hoping to ensure that all future generations of politicians have the ‘Fund Science’ gene.”

Created for the American Association of Immunologists 2015 Annual Meeting

Written And Directed by Matt Klinman
Shot and Edited by Alec Cohen

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