March 31, 2024
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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Episode Description

We are at the dawn of a new era in human history. New technologies have the potential to change the life of every person on the planet in profound ways.” - Francis Collins Would you like to birth children that look like Barbie and Ken? It may be possible in the not-too-distant future. In today’s broadcast, host Saanvi discusses something that sounds like it's straight out of a sci-fi novel but is actually happening in labs around the world. It's called CRISPR, short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. CRISPR is opening doors we never even knew existed. Scientists are exploring treatments for genetic disorders that were once thought untreatable. Diseases like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and even some forms of cancer could potentially be corrected at the genetic level, offering hope to millions. Reporter of The Breakdown, Rory, did a deep dive researching CRISPR and his knowledge and presentation provide food for deep thought. He shares how CRISPR could solve many issues that have evaded the medical profession, such as eradicating HIV. Yet CRISPR could potentially be harmful or cause problems in the future if used incorrectly. Scientists could potentially add superhuman genes to an unborn or developing child and possibly to adults too, creating super soldiers destined for war. Could new genetic mutations benefit the human race making us smarter, and stronger than we already are? In her segment, Space Spotlight, Saanvi ventures into a realm where few have dared to dream: the intersection of CRISPR, gene editing, and space exploration. CRISPR holds the promise of making the cosmos more accessible to humanity, but it also challenges us to think deeply about our responsibilities as stewards of both our species and the environments we aspire to inhabit. Follow us: • • • Instagram:

Express Yourself!

Sunday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity ( the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at

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