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Caltech Associates East Coast Event: The Promise and Perils of Gene Editing

Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Off Campus
with David Baltimore, President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology

Location: Lotos Club, New York City, New York

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Presentation
8:15 p.m. Networking, dessert, and coffee

A scientist stunned the world late last year with the announcement that he created genetically modified human twins using CRISPR, a powerful DNA-editing technique. By doing so, he permanently altered the babies' genome, which raises a host of questions about the descendants of those children. As the international media and scientific communities sought context for this development, they turned to Nobel laureate David Baltimore. In his talk, Professor Baltimore will share the dangers of creating "enhanced" humans as well as the opportunities that gene editing provides in helping to treat diseases such as cancer.

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This event is open to members of the Caltech Associates and guests. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919

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