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The ‘Perfect’ Baby?: The Dangers of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction
August 9, 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Gene editing technology like CRISPR may have potential to treat diseases, but does editing future generations go too far? Join renowned bioethicist Françoise Baylis, reproductive justice activist Nourbese Flint, and disability rights scholar and activist Karen Nakamura on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 10am to 11am PT for a conversation about the societal and ethical implications of human gene editing in the context of assisted reproductive technology. This free, online discussion will be moderated by Osagie Obasogie, professor of law and bioethics at UC Berkeley. You’ll also hear from Meghna Mukherjee and Nairi Shirinian, the authors of the recently published report, “Engineering for Perfection: The False Promises of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction“.
This event is being co-hosted by the Othering & Belonging Institute and the Center for Genetics and Society.