The Hope and Threat of Human Gene Editing

Speaker: Martin Garcia-Castro, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UC Riverside School of Medicine

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. T-SHIRT GIVEAWAYS AS SUPPLY LASTS. FREE PARKING IN LOT 6

This is the first of four lectures in the 2018 Science Lecture Series "Gene Editing: Are We Playing God"

CRISPR-Cas9 is a genome editing tool that is creating a buzz in the science world. It is faster, cheaper, and more accurate than previous techniques of editing DNA and has a wide range of potential appliations and challenges.

Speakers and topics for the remaining lectures are:

April 12 - "Feeding the World - From Mendel to CRISPR" by Carolyn Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Plant Cell Biology, UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

April 19 - "LEGO, Language, and the Life of Bacteria" by Ansel Hsiao, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

May 10 ' "Implications of Genetic Modicifations in Humans and Other Organisms" (Includes panel discussion with all series speakers) by Carl Cranor, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, UC Riverside College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, April 5 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

University Theatre, Humanities 400