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Private View: Cut + Paste
Thursday 23 Feb 2023
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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If you could, would you edit your DNA? To treat disease, or to enhance your body?
Which diseases should we try to cure, and who decides? Where would you draw the line?
Join us for a special private view of the Crick's latest exhibition - Cut + Paste, Explore the Building Blocks of Life.
Cut + Paste explores the ethical issues surrounding genome editing and its potential applications. Through a series of hands-on activities, you'll be given a glimpse of future science and society and the opportunity to reflect on some of the most challenging questions of this century:
Should genome editing be used to avoid or treat ‘severe’ conditions? If so, who gets to decide which conditions are ‘severe’?
If genome editing in plants or animals could help to reduce hunger, malnutrition or climate change, would you support it?
Should genome editing be used to create human ‘enhancements’? How can ‘enhancement’ be defined?
Genome editing has the power to shape the future. Whose vision of the future should it be?
During the private viewing you'll enjoy pastries and refreshments, and presentations from leading scientist and Crick researcher Gunes Taylor, and the Creative Producer of the exhibition Ruth Garde.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
23 Feb 2023 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Francis Crick Institute 1 Midland Road London NW1 1AT