CRISPR, Sickle Cell Disease, & Society: A VR Explainer & Ethics Discussion
Want to learn more about the recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry? Curious about the potential of CRISPR technology and how it will impact society? Join this free event part of the Bay Area Science Festival.
This two-part event begins with a narrated virtual reality “tour” of a human body. A CRISPR scientist will explain what causes sickle cell disease, how it affects the body, and how CRISPR genome editing may be used to repair the sickle mutation.
Following the tour, the audience will join a set of panelists to have a candid conversation on science & society, including topics like health disparities in the U.S., race and racism in medicine, access to emerging therapies, the ethics of CRISPR, and more.