Science at the Edge Seminar

Speaker:  Insoo Hyun, Department of Bioethics, Director of the CWRU Stem Cell Ethics Center, Case Western Reserve University

Title: Ethics at the Edge of Science: Biomedical Ethics of Genome Engineering

Refreshments at 11:15 am.

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Type: Seminar

Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

Abstract:
This presentation addresses four cutting-edge areas of biomedical research that have recently stirred much ethical anxiety: human genome editing; mitochondrial replacement interventions; extended embryo cultivation; and self-organizing embryo-like structures. These four research areas share many interesting technical and ethical interconnections, which together provide a rich opportunity for the audience to reflect on the advances and limitations of ethics at the edge of science.