University for everyone Collegium generale

Lecture series

Gene editing

Personalized medicine and CRISPR-babies, gene modification of animals and plants, bioinformatics and big data, biohacking and ethical limits – what are the implications of gene editing? Since the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 in 2012 – a biochemical tool to  edit and change DNA with great precision – there has been a public conversation about the previously unimaginably acurate modification of genes, in humans, animals and plants.

The lecture series will present current research to a broad audience. Scholars from a variety of disciplines (e.g. veterinarian medicine, plant science, biomedicine, philosophy and law) have been invited to expound on the possibilities and challenges presented by gene technology.

Program in German (PDF, 250KB)

@ Genome Research Limited