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Wed, Dec 05

S&S Dinner Dialogues, with Dr. Charles Gersbach – Ethics and societal implications of genome editing.

     7:00 PM

Duke Science & Society Dinner DialoguesGenome editing has made it possible to alter the genome sequences of humans, animals, insects, and plants in almost any way. This technology is being developed to correct mutations that cause genetic disease, engineer animals whose organs can be transplanted to humans, eliminate insect species that carry diseases such as malaria and zika virus, and modify plants to address world hunger. The implications for science and society are manifold.

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Dr. Charles Gersbach is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

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Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.

Science & Society will also provide a shuttle for those unable to arrange transportation to the dinner dialogue location. Shuttles will depart 30 minutes before the scheduled event from the front entrance of the North Building on West Campus. Click here for a map.


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