GENE EDITING AND CRISPR
Monday 15th April 2019
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:00
Cafe The Crown
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 2, 9711 HG 

Gene editing is a fact! The CRISPR technology is developing at the speed of light and designer babies aren’t as far away as we once thought. In fact, the first gene edited babies were born in November 2018.

 

With the CRISPR gene editing technology, we could repair certain hereditary diseases and drastically improve human health. We could also enhance specific traits that are seen as “valuable” in our current society. But can we foresee any unwanted or long-term side-effects? Are we certain enough about the specificity? And, where do we draw the line? How far should we go?

 

During these presentations from Dr. Floris Foijer and Désirée Goubert you’ll get to know more about gene editing and the CRISPR technology. Ethical concerns will be discussed and you will be challenged to think outside of the box!

Floris Foijer

Associate Professor

University of Groningen - Head of the CRISPR facility in the UMCG

Désirée Goubert

Promovendus

UMCG Pathology & Medical Biology: Medical Biology — Pathology & Medical Biology

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