COMPAS UNIVERSITY LIFE EVENT: Technologies of Human Transformation

October 3, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Glenn College of Public Affairs, Room 130
DNA/Scissors

The Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy and the Center for Ethics and Human Values present

 

Technologies of Human Transformation

 

We have at our fingertips the genetics technologies that have long been foretold by science fiction: a gene-editing technique called CRISPR can now remove and replace “unwanted” genes in any genome. Will we soon have “designer babies”? New discoveries in gene drives (epigenetics) has shown the human race how to eliminate whole species of mosquitoes in two generations: should we do it? These critical policy and ethics questions are now front page news. Come hear experts describe the possible, and discuss with others what steps forward policymakers should and should not take.
 
Speakers:
  • Michael L. Dickens, General Manager of the Applied Genetics Program, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Allison Snow, Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organizational Biology, The Ohio State University
  • Donald Hubin, Professor Emeritus, Director, Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University
Moderator:
  • Caroline Wagner, Wolf Chair in International Affairs, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
 
Please register here.
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