The Russian nuclear industry turned 75 this year. For all these decades it’s not only been protecting the country, but also boosting its scientific capabilities.

Russia’s well-known chemist and theoretical crystallographer Artem Oganov told RT about the role of the industry in pushing frontiers of science.

“It is certainly possible that in our life-times we’ll reach a point when many genetic diseases can be cured at the embryo stage,” believes Oganov, adding that the worst diseases might soon be eradicated with the help of nano-robots, however fantastical it may sound today.