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Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell (AKA “Wiring the Brain”) joins us on The Beagle to discuss the use of so-called polygenic risk scores to select for “the smartest embryos,” as a recent Guardian article put it. Can we, and should we, do any such thing? Kevin Mitchell is Associate Professor in the Smurfit Institute of Genetics in Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, and a philosopher-scientist who writes frequently on the mechanisms and deeper meaning of brain science. He is the author of INNATE – How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are.”