CRISPR Genome Editing: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Describes CRISPR genome editing, including its applications and ethical questions.

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About this Webinar

The CRISPR-Cas9 system lets scientists rewrite DNA in living cells and organisms, editing the genetic code that defines life itself. Powerful real-world applications are already happening in basic, biomedical, and agricultural research. As such, applications of CRISPR-Cas9 raise ethical and philosophical questions that must be grappled with sooner than later.

This webinar illustrates how CRISPR genome editing lets scientists rewrite the genetic code; reviews some current examples of how CRISPR is being used in basic, biomedical, and agricultural research; provides an update on the ongoing ethical issues and governance responses associated with CRISPR genome editing; and offers some expert advice and resources for how to get involved in CRISPR genome editing.

Note: The Ethics & Policy Issues in CRISPR Gene Editing webinar provides an in-depth discussion of the global policy and ethics responses to CRISPR technology use in humans.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Research Team Members, Researchers, Students

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CRISPR Genome Editing: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Presented by: Megan Hochstrasser, PhD - Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how CRISPR genome editing lets scientists rewrite the genetic code.
  • Explain how editing the genomes of various organisms, including humans, can help scientists learn about nature, develop disease treatments, and make agriculture more sustainable.
  • Discuss the ethical and philosophical questions associated with CRISPR genome editing.

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ID (Language): 20503 (English)