Editing the Code of Life: The Future of Genome Editing

21 Feb 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

International House, Chevron Auditorium

Event Type
Endowed Elberg Series

Dr. Jennifer Doudna
Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professor in Biomedical and Health, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, UC Berkeley

Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool. Over the past seven years, this genome editing platform has been used to revolutionize research, develop new agricultural crops, and even promises to cure genetic diseases. However, ethical and societal concerns abound, requiring a thoughtful and ongoing discussion among scientists and stakeholder groups. See more here.

This event is sponsored by: Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley

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