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Genome Editing: Deleting Disease or Designer Babies?

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Eric Liddell Centre

15 Morningside Road

Edinburgh

EH10 4DP

United Kingdom

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Ever wondered whether scientists should change our human DNA? Would it be the answer to genetic disease or open the possibilities of enhancement, selection and discrimination?

Come join us for a day of lively discussion and debate on this emerging dilemma. Share your experiences and hopes for the future. Lunch included!

PROGRAMME:

10.00am: Welcome

Dr Gillian Wright, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

10.15am: Gene Geni(us)? Genome Editing and Human Enhancement

Dr David Lawrence, REA Research Fellow, University of Newcastle Law School

11.15am: Coffee

11.30am: Genomic Editing: Promise and Perils

Dr Trevor Stammers, Director of the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies. St Mary's University, London

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Adopting a precautionary approach in bioethics regarding gene editing: human sanctity and solidarity

Prof. Gerard Magill, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA.

2.45pm: Panel Discussion

3.45pm: Thanks and Close


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Many buses go along Morningside Road - see www.lothianbuses.com for timetables and maps

Public street parking is free of charge on Saturdays around the Eric Liddell Centre.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact us at mail@schb.org.uk or 07838 384904

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes - you can transfer to a friend or colleague at no charge

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Eric Liddell Centre

15 Morningside Road

Edinburgh

EH10 4DP

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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