Lisa Nip: How Can We Engineer The Human Body To Survive On Mars ... And Beyond? Space is an extreme environment filled with radiation, and next to no oxygen. To survive there, Lisa Nip says humans are going to have to change themselves ... genetically.
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Lisa Nip: How Can We Engineer The Human Body To Survive On Mars ... And Beyond?

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Lisa Nip: How Can We Engineer The Human Body To Survive On Mars ... And Beyond?

Lisa Nip: How Can We Engineer The Human Body To Survive On Mars ... And Beyond?

Lisa Nip: How Can We Engineer The Human Body To Survive On Mars ... And Beyond?

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Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Frontier.

About Lisa Nip's TED Talk

Earth may not be the only place in our solar system with life, says James Green. New data shows life might have existed on Mars, and could exist now. But what does that mean for us on Earth?

About Lisa Nip

Lisa Nip is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab's Molecular Machines group, where she focuses on synthetic biology and applies it to the challenges of long-term space travel.

Nip received her BA in biochemistry from Boston University. She has conducted research at UCSF's Douglas Lab and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School.