Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
"Rewriting the Code of Life: CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Editing"
Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world in 2012 by first describing a simple way of editing any organism’s DNA using an RNA-guided protein found in bacteria. This breakthrough technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, has redefined the possibilities for human and non-human applications of gene editing. Co-author of A Crack in Creation, Doudna will discuss her research and the societal and ethical implications of gene editing.
“The technology of gene editing will be the most important advance of our era, one that will create astonishing opportunities combined with frightening moral challenges.” – Walter Isaacson