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IRAS CONFERENCE 2019: On scenic Star Island, New Hampshire
“Bioengineering, Gene Editing, and the Human Future:
The CRISPR Apple on the Tree of Knowledge"
Human gene editing is quickly outstripping the decision-making mechanisms we have in place for approving or regulating technology usage. The technology to directly manipulate the genomes of plants, animals and even humans is developing rapidly and is already in use. Can it be rationally managed and applied ethically? What are the medical, economic, environmental, and social consequences of genetic manipulation? At this conference, scientists, theologians, religious scholars and ethicists will offer illuminating and thought-provoking perspectives on the issues surrounding the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR1. Scientists will explain the technique of gene editing with CRISPR and ethicists will ponder the impacts on society, from pest control to designer babies.
This conference will address how Bioegineering and Gene Editing may shape our future... (READ MORE)
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