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“CRISPR” Discovering a New Generic Engineering Technology | SF

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Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center | 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA

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This event is curated by the Bay Area Science Festival as part of their year-round calendar of science events.

The festival takes place each fall with 10 days of science and technology lectures, games, exhibits, workshops and hands-on activities all over the Bay Area. 

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Bay Area Science Events

Genetic engineering technologies, prior to CRISPR, were expensive and time-consuming. CRISPR has resulted in the ability to precisely edit the genome of nearly any organism, and consequently, has revolutionized biology, medicine, and agriculture. From curing deadly genetic disorders to engineering drought-resistant plants, CRISPR genome editing technology will reshape modern medicine and equip us with tools to cope with a changing planet. Dr. Kevin Doxzen will unravel this groundbreaking technology and outline pressing questions that society is now forced to confront. We can now engineer humans, but should we?

Dr. Kevin Doxzen is the Science Communications Specialist at the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI). The IGI is an academic research partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco that aims to develop and deploy DNA engineering technologies to solve real-world problems.

This lecture will follow a Darwin Day luncheon which starts at 12:15. The lecture starts at 1:00 and is free. There is a charge for the luncheon. Everyone is welcome. They’ll be in the Thomas Starr King Room.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA