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Rewriting the Code of Life: The science and ethics behind genome editing

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 18:15 (doors open 18:00), The Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge

At this year's Science and Society event at the Cambridge Union, we explore the rise of genome-editing technologies with an evening of talks and lively discussion, led by experts in the field Andrew Hessel, Sarah Chan and Dirk Heckl. We'll introduce the science behind genome editing, explore potential applications and exchange views about the social and ethical implications of these promising technologies.


Dirk Heckl
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric
Hematology and Oncology, Hannover Medical School

Andrew Hessel
Distinguished Researcher Autodesk and Co-founder,
Pink Army Cooperative biotechnology company

Sarah Chan
Chancellor’s Fellow at the Usher Institute for Population
Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Attendance is free and open to all.

More information on the EMBL-EBI website