Some worrying news has largely gone under the radar. Most people are entirely unaware of the current threats that are facing the cacao plant. That heavenly plant we need to give us chocolate.

This is a case of such concern, that certain scientists have claimed that if we do not come up with a solution for this problem, chocolate could be gone by the year 2040. Terrifying.

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Jennifer Doudna was one of the key people in developing the groundbreaking CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system. She is an award winning biochemist and founded the Innovative Genomics Institute, where CRISPR Cas9 is being used to help combat a number of real world problems.

Kevin Doxzen, one of her colleagues at the centre, speaks on the latest episode about designer babies, CRISPR and gene editing being used to try and save the world from running out of chocolate and you can listen to it here.

In her TedTalk, Doudna talks about the groundbreaking discover of the CRISPR Cas9 system and some of the ethical and moral implications it presents society.

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