MSU Wonderlust Friday Forum: Genome editing technologies
- Friday, April 20, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Bozeman Public Library
MSU Wonderlust offers a free Friday Forum called The Social Promise and Ethical Perils of Genome Editing Technologies.
Genome editing is acclaimed for its possible benefits to society—improving human and animal health, preventing disease, enhancing food production, and more. But this promising technology, especially when used with human subjects, raises ethical concerns.
Dr. Kristen Intemann, associate professor of philosophy at MSU, will present an overview of genome editing technology—what it is and how it works—and discuss some of the potential risks of genome editing and how scientists, philosophers, and others are thinking about its research and regulation.
Professor Intemann specializes in the philosophy of science and ethics at MSU. Her book, co-authored with Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public (Oxford University Press), will be available this summer.
Friday Forum is a monthly speaker series sponsored by MSU Wonderlust. It is free and open to the public. The Forum is hosted by the Bozeman Public Library.