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News & Events | Articles | November 5, 2015

CPISPR/Cas9 and the Ethics of Genome Editing

Georgina Freeman, Research Associate, W21C

November 5, 2015
12:00 -12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

As part of National Biotechnology Week, this session was recorded, listen to the talk here: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/p5v9ir45862/

Presentation Summary:

When a new, exciting technology for targeted genome editing becomes public, how do scientists, ethicists and society respond?
We explore the case of CRISPR/Cas9.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn the (very) basics of the new technology, CRISPR/Cas9.
2. Learn how three groups (scientists, ethicists, society) responded to the "reveal" of CRISPR/Cas9.
3. Discuss the possible futures of CRISPR/Cas9.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of the Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.