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Designer Humans: mastering evolution or dystopian nightmare?

Event on first floor; no step free access.
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 7pm. Event 7.30-9.30pm.
House Bar, Wheatsheaf Yard, 11 Blue Boar St,
Oxford OX1 4EE
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Tonight John will enlighten us about genome editing - what is it, what are its potentials, and what should we be worried about? We then hear from Joram about the immense potential of smart glasses. A night about redesigning life, for better or for worse.

Redesigning life: How genome editing will transform the world

Prof John Parrington (Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology)
Humans have been tampering with the genomes of plants and animals through breeding since the dawn of agriculture. And genetic engineering has been around since the 1970s, with the development of GM crops and transgenic mice. So what’s new? Why is genome editing making the headlines? John Parrington explains the science behind the revolution, the hopes and dangers, and the ethical issues we face.

Smart glasses

Dr Joram van Rheede (Postdoctoral research associate)
In the era where almost every object of our daily life can be tech-ed out to be a smart device, could this concept be applied to medicine too? Joram and his team have developed a pair of smart-glasses for people with blindness and impaired vision. Joram will be talking about the smart glasses technology and their immense potential. Could visual prosthetics be one of the stepping stones for humans to become cyborgs?
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