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Science Café: Designer Genes? Genetic engineering in the age of CRISPR

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
Off Campus Location
New technology makes gene editing easier. Its use is being explored to correct diseases caused by genetic mutations, to fight cancer, and even to learn about human evolutionary adaptations, and its potential is amazing. We'll explore the capabilities and research that CRISPR Cas9 gene editing brings, as well as its ethical, legal, and social implications.

Speakers include Jody Platt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the U-M Medical School, Daniel Thiel, doctoral student at the U-M School of Public Health and Department of Sociology, and Thom Saunders, Director of the U-M Transgenic Animal Model Core.

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current research topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.; program 6:00-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited— come early.

This Science Café is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Museum, Natural Sciences, Research, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Natural History, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts