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WN@tL: ” Understanding the Ethical Landscape of Human Genome Editing”
November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
***LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK: GRAINGER HALL***
Speaker: Robert Streiffer
Robert Streiffer, professor of Medical History & Bioethics and of Philosophy, will provide his insights & analyses into the ethics of human genome editing.
He’ll be comparing differences between edits to somatic cells versus germline cells, and between edits intended to treat a disease or disorder versus to enhance a trait. He’ll delve into the particulars of the announcement from China last year of the birth of the first human babies with edited genes, which used Crispr technology.