CRISPR babies Panel Discussion to be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Date Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019

CRISPR babies: A conversation about ethics, morality, and the science behind the scandal

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Faculty Conference Room

We have assembled a group of UMMS experts for a panel discussion about the CRISPR baby scandal in order to increase understanding about the ethics and technology surrounding human genome engineering.  Students, Post-Docs, Faculty and Staff are invited to come (RSVP requested). There will be short presentations by experts in the field sharing their reaction to the CRISPR baby scandal, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panel.

The discussion will be moderated by a current GSBS student, and refreshments will be served.

Panelists include: 

Erik Sontheimer, Ph.D., RTI Faculty, CRISPR expert
Anastasia Khvorova, Ph.D., RTI Faculty, expert in RNA-based medicine and pre-clinical drug development
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D., Vice Provost and CCTS Director, HIV Expert
Sean Ryder, Ph.D., BMP Faculty and expert in protein structure-function
Colin Conine, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate and expert in IVF and ICSI technology
Helen Lyon, MD, Faculty in Pediatrics, Expert on clinical genetics

Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and the RNA Therapeutics Institute