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Human Genome Editing: What is Possible and What is Problematic
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Human Genome Editing: What is Possible and What is Problematic

Rapid advances in molecular biotechnology methods are dramatically enhancing the capability for editing the genomes of higher organisms, including humans, with exquisite specificity. The power of these methods is raising tremendous promise for valuable medical applications, and at the same time raising serious ethical concerns about potential misuse. This event is intended to offer information on these new and developing methods and facilitate discussion of relevant issues. *21+ yrs only

5/8/2015
When: Friday May 8
7-9PM
Where: MIT Thirsty Ear
235 Albany St
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02139
United States
Presenter: Douglas Lauffenburger
Contact: Randy Isaac
978-887-8833


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 Rapid advances in molecular biotechnology methods are dramatically enhancing the capability for editing the genomes of higher organisms, including humans, with exquisite specificity.  The power of these methods is raising tremendous promise for valuable medical applications, and at the same time raising serious ethical concerns about potential misuse.  This event is intended to offer information on these new and developing methods and facilitate discussion of relevant issues.

Professor Douglas Lauffenburger is chair of the bioengineering department at MIT.

 

Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of renting the facility. Complimentary soft drinks and snacks will be available as well as attractively priced beer.

Doors will open at 7PM and the discussion will begin at 7:30pm.

*All attendees must show non-student ID and be 21+yrs old

RSVP would be welcome but not required. Bring your friends! See you there,