CRISPR-CAS9 The future vs The slippery slope

07/03/2024 - 07/03/2024

We are delighted to welcome you to our next scientific series event which is taking place on Thursday 7th March 2024 at 8:30pm on zoom. No scientific knowledge needed!

Modern genetic engineering (called CRISPR) is now a reality and is being used in patients to correct faulty genes. This discovery has the potential to transform our healthcare, but is this a step too far? Is this the future  or the start of an ethical slippery slope?  How far should we go to alter our genes and what is the Jewish view on such Technologies?

The Guest Speakers are:
Søren Hough, PhD
Visiting Scientist, Steve Jackson Lab
CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

Ayokunmi “AJ” Ajetunmobi, PhD
Director of Venture Development
Pioneer Group

Rabbi Joel Kenigsberg
Rabbi, Beit Knesset Hanassi, Jerusalem

Chaired By:
Juliette Harris PhD, MSc – Genetic Counsellor
Jnetics Trustee