Find out about the science and ethics of genome editing from a panel of leading geneticists
Genome editing has the potential to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. A rapidly expanding field, researchers today are finding more and more ways to use genome editing to overcome and address the genetic causes of diseases and disorders that reduce quality of life.
However, could genome editing one day be used not just to improve health, but improve longevity? Alter aesthetics not just ailments? Be used to aid intelligence, increase height, decrease weight, or even "improve" personalities? Where do we draw the line?
Fiona Fox Hon MRSB
Chief Executive, Science Media Centre
Dr John Parrington
Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Oxford
Chief Executive, Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority
Dr Ann Bruce
Associate Director Research (KE & Impact) at Edinburgh University
Dr Robin Lovell-Badge FRSB
Group leader at the Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute
Professor Shirley Hodgson FRSB
Professor of Cancer Genetics at St George's, University of London
The doors will open at approximately 18:30, with a prompt start at 19:00. There will be time for questions after the talk.
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Concession - £10
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