POSTPONED: Genetic Engineering’s Impact on Science and Society: A Discussion of the Netflix Film Series “Unnatural Selection”

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York Stem Cell Foundation
619 W 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event has been postponed. Information about a new date will be published as soon as it is available.

Logo of Netflix series Unnatural Selection

From eradicating disease to selecting a child’s traits, gene editing gives humans the chance to hack biology. Co-Creators and Co-Directors, Joe Egender and Leeor Kaufman, will talk about their revealing four part Netflix series alongside Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D.,M.P.H., Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, who is featured in the series. Joining the panel will be Raeka Aiyar, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Scientific Outreach, at the NY Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, and Thomas Crawford, M.D., Co-Director, Johns Hopkins University Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Professor of Neurology. The series documents new developments in the science of gene-editing that defy evolution and raise ethical, legal, societal, and environmental questions about where we, as a society, draw the line.

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