MIPS IMAGinING THE FUTURE Seminar Series - Dr. Jennifer Doudna

Oct 09, 2019 (Wed) | 1:00 PM -2:00 PM
Li Ka Shing Center - Paul Berg Hall / 291 Campus Drive : Stanford, CA

ABSTRACT: Gene editing with CRISPR technology is transforming biology. Understanding the underlying chemical mechanisms of RNA-guided DNA and RNA cleavage provides a foundation for both conceptual advances and technology development. I will discuss how bacterial CRISPR adaptive immune systems inspire creation of powerful genome editing tools, enabling advances in both fundamental biology and applications in medicine. I will also discuss the ethical challenges of some of these applications with a focus on what our decisions now might mean for future generations.

Department:  Radiology

Contact: Ashley Williams | 6507213297 | ashleylw@stanford.edu


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