ACE Lecture Day: Gene Editing with Crispr: Medical Miracle and Ethical Dilemma (In-Person)

Ronald Conlon, Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine, CWRU;
Dr. Insoo Hyan, Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy, CWRU
Monday October 11
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
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Twenty years after the sequencing of the human genome, medical researchers now propose to edit human genomes to correct genetic disease. How will they do so? And what limits should we place on this technology? 

These distinguished speakers will address the advantages of CRISPR and its drawbacks, in a talk intended for non-scientists. They will discuss the future of this therapy in such genetic diseases as sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and other genetic diseases.

ACE Lecture Day will be moderated by Audrey Lynn, Project Manager, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, CWRU.

9:30 - 10 a.m. Welcome
10 - 10:45 a.m. Lecture One
10:45 - 11 a.m. Break
11 - 11:45 a.m. Lecture Two
12 - 12:45 p.m. Luncheon
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Q&A and Dessert

In compliance with CWRU policy, masks are required inside during this program other than while eating. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as public health conditions and CWRU policies evolve.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$45 for ACE members
Nonmember Cost



Lunch options are listed below. An email will be sent to you prior to the event asking for your selection. 

1. Cobb Salad
2. Fruit and nut salad with chicken
3. Fruit and nut salad without chicken