Watch CRG Board Chair Sheldon Krimsky Discuss "Designer Genes" at Tomorrow's World Science Festival

by jeeg 29. May 2014 20:49

 

World Science Festival presents: Designer Genes: Fashion Our Biological Future

 

May 30, 2014
from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Hunter College Kaye Playhouse

New York City

 

Moderator: Emily Senay

Participants: George Church, Nita A. Farahany, Jamie A. Grifo, Sheldon Krimsky, Paula Amato

 

Perhaps the most complicated code in the universe is the one sitting inside our cells, written in DNA. More than three billion letters make up the human genome, giving geneticists plenty to explore...and explore they have. But even as gene therapy, DNA analysis, and genetically modified organisms enter the mainstream--and inspire national debate--our capacity to manipulate life continues to deepen. How far should we go? Are there hidden downsides to rewriting our DNA? Can we hijack evolution and put an end to genetic diseases, or engineer the next generation to have advantageous traits? And who gets to decide?

 

This program is part of the Big Ideas series.

 

To purchase tickets or to watch Livestream, visit http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/program/designer_genes/

 

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