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Dr. Kevin Esvelt


Dr. Kevin Esvelt is an assistant professor at MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Sculpting Evolution Group in exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering. He’s credited as the first person to describe how CRISPR gene drives could be used to change the traits of populations in the wild. His lab has a plan to design mimics of the human ACE2 receptor to stop the coronavirus from attaching to the real receptor in patients, using a supercomputer to computationally evolve decoy receptors.

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