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ACTRI-Supported Ethics Forum on Engineering “Selfish” Genes in Mice: Risks and Benefits

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May 15, 2018—The technology to edit the genomes of living things is advancing rapidly. How do we decide when not to do the things that we can? Applications in laboratory mice would allow the assembly of complex genotypes that were once unthinkable due to cost, time, and number of animals. Such applications could improve drug testing and mouse models of complex human genetic diseases. Despite these benefits, many have raised concerns about unintended consequences of the release of transgenic organisms.


Kim Cooper, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cell and Developmental Biology Section
Division of Biological Sciences
UC San Diego


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Fleet Science Center
Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

This is a FREE event. Advanced registration is required.

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Supported by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology at UC San Diego and ACTRI.