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Peabody Science Café

The Promise and Perils of Genetic Manipulation

Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm


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What happens when DNA editing tools are used outside the laboratory? Crops have been modified to withstand certain pests and insects have been altered to slow the spread of disease. Are some types of gene editing more “ethically acceptable” than others? If we could use genetic modification to save—or even revive—species from extinction, should we? Only when armed with an understanding of technology and history can we begin to untangle the ecological and ethical implications of this extremely powerful tool.

Join us for another virtual Peabody Science Café, a series dedicated to informal conversations with scholars on natural history themes.

Guest speakers:

Jeffrey Powell,
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health, and Yale School of the Environment

Joanna Radin,
Associate Professor in the History of Medicine, of Anthropology and of History


Co-hosted by McDougal Grad Student Life