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Human Gene Editing: At the Cutting Edge
RSC-Atlantic Symposium on the science of gene editing and its social, cultural, economic, and ethical implications.
Monday, November 28, 2016 (9:00-12:40 + lunch, 12:40-13:30)
Theatre D, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 5850 College St., Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
Light lunch provided.
All are welcome.
Join experts from Dalhousie and abroad for an RSC-Atlantic Symposium on the science of gene editing and its social, cultural, economic, and ethical implications. Each presentation will be followed by a question period and general discussion.
Topics for discussion:
- how gene editing technologies can assist in understanding how life on this planet works, giving new possibilities for treating and preventing diseases;
- the current patent dispute regarding CRISPR;
- the imagined future(s) that this science makes possible; and,
- some of the ethical concerns regarding the potential modification of the human species.
Co-moderators: Françoise Baylis & Paola Marignani
- Françoise Baylis (PhD), Novel Tech Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
- Imogen Coe (PhD), Dean of the Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
- Teresa Heffernan (PhD), Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, St. Mary's University
- Paola Marcato (PhD), Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
- Paola Marignani (PhD), Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
- Andrea McCormick (MSc), Life & Health Sciences, Industry Liaison and Innovation, Research Services, Dalhousie University
|9:15-10:15||Imogen Coe||Gene-editing and gender equity: Connecting the consequences|
|10:15-10:40||Paola Marignani||Applying gene-editing platforms to better understand human diseases
|11:00-11:25||Paola Marcato||RNAi screening to better understand & treat cancer|
|11:25-11:50||Andrea McCormick||Freedom to edit – the CRISPR legal battle
|11:50-12:15||Teresa Heffernan||Where science meets fiction|
|12:15-12:40||Françoise Baylis||Human gene editing: Insights from slow science|
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