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Gene Editing: The CRISPR Revolution

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium

With the invention and development of the CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the science world is rushing to develop applications and test theories for its use. It seems as if the possibilities for CRISPR are endless: drought–resistant crops, disease resistant livestock, new drugs and a cure for cancer. How does this technology work? What are some of the current explorations of the gene editing technology? What are the limitations and the risks of its use? What ethical conversations need to be had by science, the public, policymakers?

The Leadership Legacy Experience at UConn is pleased to host Sharon Begley, the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe to discuss the invention and evolution of the CRISPR-CAS9 technology. Sharon Begley was previously the senior health & science correspondent at Reuters, the science editor and the science columnist at Newsweek, and a contributing writer at the magazine and its website, The Daily Beast. She is the co-author of the book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain.

Admission to this event is free. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Contact:

Leadership Office, studentleadership@uconn.edu

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