Portland Community Conversation Series

Health Solution or pandora's box: population-based genetic engineering
February 28th       

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Facilitated by Jon Hennebold, PhD, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Last year we featured a Conversation about the quandary of using CRISPR-cas9 to modify human DNA.  THIS event will examine the quandary of using gene drives to spread genetic changes throughout a population.  We will discuss the science, the timeline of implementation and of course questions about environmental impacts.

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When: February 28th  5:45-7:30p.m.
Where: The Lucky Labrador Pub (Hawthorne) at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; (503) 236-3555
Cost: $5 in advance or at the door
Includes discussion and one pint or glass of wine if 21+
Contact: Jen Wroblewski, engagement@nwabr.org

Suggested readings and resources

Driving the Future, Governance challenges for biotechnology in the age of gene drive

Gene drives: can genetic engineering and CRISPR overcome evolution? The Atlantic

Concerning RNA-guided gene drives for the alteration of wild populations

Reflections on Previous Topics

In partnership with NWABR members Legacy Research Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University and Portland State University and supporter Oregon Health Authority.

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