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Petri Dish: Gene Editing
Wednesday | March 06, 2019 | 6:30 pm–8:30 pm$6
Where Do We Go From Here?
Reports of gene editing in humans are making news headlines and raising red flags. We will explore what is possible now, what will be possible soon and what it all means for those with hereditary diseases and the rest of us.
Join us at Urban Growler for science-themed trivia and a discussion with experts from across disciplines.
Perry Hackett is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development in the College of Biological Sciences. His research focuses on gene therapy and genome editing in animals. His work on the Sleeping Beauty Transposon was recently highlighted in a University campaign.
June Carbone is the Robina Chair of Law, Science and Technology and Associate Dean for Research and Planning at the University of Minnesota.
Brian Van Ness is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development whose research is directed at defining genetic deregulation that contributes to lymphoid malignancies, particularly multiple myeloma.
Doors at 6:30 pm. Program at 7 pm
About Petri Dish
Isn’t life fascinating? It gets even more interesting when you put three University of Minnesota experts with distinct perspectives together in the same room for an unscripted, free-flowing discussion. No Powerpoints. Just music, trivia and lots of lively, curiosity-driven conversations.
Petri Dish events are co-sponsored by the Bell Museum and the College of Biological Sciences.