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UC Berkeley Biochemist
Rewriting the Code of Life: CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Editing (2018/2019 Lectures)
“The technology of gene editing will be the most important advance of our era, one that will create astonishing opportunities combined with frightening moral challenges.” – Walter Isaacson
Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world in 2012 by first describing a simple way of editing any organism’s DNA using an RNA-guided protein found in bacteria. This breakthrough technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, has redefined the possibilities for human and non-human applications of gene editing. Co-author of A Crack in Creation, Doudna will discuss her research and the societal and ethical implications of gene editing.
Courtesy of Chaucer's, books will be available for purchase and signing
Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event:
Learning Opp: What is CRISPR?
with Dr. Stuart Feinstein, UCSB Professor of Molecular, Celluar and Developmental Biology
Mon, Oct 29 / 4 PM / Santa Barbara Central Library
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Event Sponsors: Monica & Timothy Babich
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