Recent scientific advances such as CRISPr genome editing offer tantalizing solutions to disability and disease. But what are the political, societal, and ethical implications of cheap and easy genetic manipulation?
For his talk, Molecular Me: Implications of the Genomics Revolution, Jason Fletcher, the Director of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses some of the recent major advances in genomics and how statistical methods applied to “big data” in human genetics, often through private companies, offer new avenues for targeted healthcare intervention as well as patient discrimination.
Presented in partnership with the Mead Public Library Foundation, this Academy Talk is free and open to the public with advance online registration. Arrive early and join us for a 6:00 pm reception.
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