Event Title

CRISPR-Cas9: Science & Ethics

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

Start Date

8-4-2017 3:20 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 3:40 PM

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The biggest breakthrough that has significantly influenced the scientific world in the mid-2010s is CRISPR-Cas9, a gene-editing system that changes the expression of genes at any location in the genome. More and more scientists depend on this technology for a wide range of purposes from disorder diagnosis to drug development to invasive species control. Decades of laboratory research prove that CRISPR-Cas9 is more effective than any other gene-editing equipment as long as it is being used responsibly. The presentation will briefly explain the origins and functions of CRISPR-Cas9, followed by its applications in psychopathology, biomedical neuroscience, and population biology. Controversy in practical usage will also be discussed.

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Apr 8th, 3:20 PM Apr 8th, 3:40 PM

CRISPR-Cas9: Science & Ethics

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

The biggest breakthrough that has significantly influenced the scientific world in the mid-2010s is CRISPR-Cas9, a gene-editing system that changes the expression of genes at any location in the genome. More and more scientists depend on this technology for a wide range of purposes from disorder diagnosis to drug development to invasive species control. Decades of laboratory research prove that CRISPR-Cas9 is more effective than any other gene-editing equipment as long as it is being used responsibly. The presentation will briefly explain the origins and functions of CRISPR-Cas9, followed by its applications in psychopathology, biomedical neuroscience, and population biology. Controversy in practical usage will also be discussed.