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The New Age of Genetic Modification: A Tool for the Public Good? Tell a Friend about this Course

Twenty years after the cloning of Dolly the sheep, the scientific world faces ethical challenges that rival those raised by the birth of Dolly. We now have powerful new tools to manipulate DNA with unprecedented speed and ease. This presentation will explain the new gene technologies, their potential for eliminating some human genetic diseases, preventing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika virus, and creating new kinds of gene-altered foods that do not require genes from other species. This technology raises many ethical questions about what kinds of gene manipulation should or ought to be acceptable.

Dates:May 15, 2017    Check for other dates
Meets:7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:Creutzburg Center
$44.00Course Fee

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