OMSI looking for volunteer scientists for CRISPR event

OMSI is hosting a public forum on human applications of CRISPR gene editing technology. Participants will learn about genetic engineering and the related ethical and societal dimensions, along with ways scientists are considering using it.

Following the introduction, participants and scientist volunteers will join at tables to talk about the implications of using these medical advancements. The goal is for scientists to provide viewpoints and added background, not lead the conversation.

OMSIEditing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.

To find out more about volunteering for this CRISPR forum, contact Rebecca Reilly at 503-797-4675 or rreilly@omsi.edu. Or, you can sign up on the OMNI website.

This is an NSF funded Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science-Synthetic Biology project. OMSI is a pilot site for this forum, “Editing our evolution: Rewriting the human genome.” The Boston Museum of Science is the lead organization and the developer of the forum.  

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