Posted on February 25, 2019 by Sydney Tancowny

Just last year, the gene-altering CRISPR-Cas9 methodology was used to illegally edit human embryos, resulting in two human babies and shocking the world. The intentions of most of this scientific work are good; however, do those good intentions mean that genetic engineering is acceptable? Professors Tom Terzin and Janet Wesselius will lay out the main ethical …

Just last year, the gene-altering CRISPR-Cas9 methodology was used to illegally edit human embryos, resulting in two human babies and shocking the world. The intentions of most of this scientific work are good; however, do those good intentions mean that genetic engineering is acceptable?

Professors Tom Terzin and Janet Wesselius will lay out the main ethical approaches to genetic engineering, explain how the technology works, and provide an update on the case of genetically edited human babies.


Wednesday, March 13

12 pm

Roger Epp Room, Forum

Register: rsvp.augustana@ualberta.ca | 780-679-1626

FREE event

$5 lunch available upon registration. Students EAT FREE but must register, compliments of the Augustana Alumni Office.



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