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January 20, 2017
Stanford Faculty Club

CRISPR-Cas9 & the Future of Bioethics

How will CRISPR-based biomedical research affect human life, especially at its earliest stages? How will it affirm--or undermine--the dignity of the human person? What other ethical dilemmas should we consider?

Time & Location

January 20, 2017
Stanford Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Description

The recent development of CRISPR/Cas9 constitutes a dramatic advance in our ability to edit the human genome. Dubbed “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2015 by Science magazine, this powerful new technology allows for targeted genetic modifications of human gametes and embryos and is faster, cheaper, and more accurate than previous gene editing tools. CRISPR's therapeutic potential is vast, but the method’s potency also raises profound ethical questions. How will CRISPR-based biomedical research affect human life, especially at its earliest stages? How will it affirm--or undermine--the dignity of the human person? What other ethical dilemmas should we consider? Dr. Hurlbut explores these questions and more.

Event Details

Friday, January 20, 2017

5:30-7pm.

 

Stanford Faculty Club

439 Lagunita Drive

Stanford, CA 94305

 

Speaker

William B. Hurlbut, M.D.

Consulting Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Boundaries of Humanity Program Director

Speaker

WILLIAM B. HURLBUT

WILLIAM B. HURLBUT

Consulting Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Boundaries of Humanity Program Director, Stanford University

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