When:
March 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
2017-03-05T11:00:00-05:00
2017-03-05T12:30:00-05:00
Where:
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
USA
Cost:
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.


Incredible advances in science and technology have now made it possible to precisely and effectively edit any genome, including the human genome. While there are incredible therapeutic implications, discussions on setting limitations for these technologies have only just begun. In this discussion, we will focus on the use of CRISPR technology, an ancient microbial machinery recently discovered by scientists. Who should be involved in the ethical discussions surrounding the use of CRISPRs? What should be the limitations of CRISPR use, and who should set these limitations? Who should have access to this technology? What does it mean for the future of our society? These are some of the questions that will be discussed (by you!) at this Platform, led by Jeanne Garbarino.

Jeanne Garbarino earned her Ph.D. in metabolic biology from Columbia University, followed by a postdoc in the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at The Rockefeller University, where she now serves as Director of Science Outreach. In this role, she works with the local K-12 community to provide equitable access to authentic biomedical research opportunities and resources. You can You can find Jeanne on social media under the handle @JeanneGarb.

 

Liz Collier

Community Outreach Director at Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Liz, who grew up in Ethical Culture and has helped our young adult organization to flourish, works with RYSEC to connect the Society and other area organizations and to create and publicize programs to inspire ethical living.

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