The 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 have shown the human race how to eliminate whole species of mosquitoes: 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.

Michael L. Dickens, General Manager of the Applied Genetics Program, Battelle Memorial Institute
Allison Snow, Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal 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

Tuesday, October 11
5:30 - 7:00pm (program begins at 5:45p.m.)
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