CRISPR, are we ready to rewrite the human genome? (ECUSA Science Nights)

  • 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Event description:

The CRISPR-cas system has revolutionized biological science. This genome editing tool has a powerful therapeutic potential, ranging from rare inherited diseases, to Alzheimer’s, cancer or bacterial infections. The biggest advantage of CRISPR technology is its simplicity to implement changes in DNA that remain stable, resulting in a truly edited genome. However, the implications of CRISPR are well beyond experimental science: are we ready to rewrite the human genome?

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Panelists:

  • Marc Güell, Wyss Technology Development Fellow, Wyss Institute for Biological Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
  • Rosario Fernández-Godino, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, MEEI-Harvard Medical School
  • César de la Fuente, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Rachel E. Sachs, Academic Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Date an place:
March 24, Thursday, 6:15 pm. Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University (FAS)
2 Arrow Street 4th fl. #430, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
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This event is part of the ECUSA Science Nights series.

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