Dr. Lois S. Peters Lecture Series - "Playing God: A Coversation About the Science, Applications, and Ethics of Crispr/CAS9 Gene Editing"

Scientific advances that enable the editing of the human germline are progressing rapidly. These techniques allow for changes to one’s genetic structure to be passed along to future generations. The consequences are awe-inspiring and frightening at the same time. Genetic diseases and disorders can be cured, but also, designer babies can be engineered. A panel of faculty scholars from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will consider the state of scientific knowledge and ethical issues that emanate from this emerging technology. "The Ethics of Managing Emerging Technology" is co-hosted by the Rensselaer School of Science and the Rensselaer Lally School of Management