Science at the Edge Seminar
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Speaker: Insoo Hyun, Department of Bioethics, Director of the CWRU Stem Cell Ethics Center, Case Western Reserve University
Title: Ethics at the Edge of Science: Biomedical Ethics of Genome Engineering
Refreshments at 11:15 am.
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.
This presentation addresses four cutting-edge areas of biomedical research that have recently stirred much ethical anxiety: human genome editing; mitochondrial replacement interventions; extended embryo cultivation; and self-organizing embryo-like structures. These four research areas share many interesting technical and ethical interconnections, which together provide a rich opportunity for the audience to reflect on the advances and limitations of ethics at the edge of science.