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CRISPR: what is it, what can we use it for, and what are its limitations? Our speakers this evening will answer these questions and give an insight into how this technology is used in their work. Join us for a chance to discuss the future of gene editing.
What is CRISPR?
Dr Versha Prakash (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RHUL)
You may have heard about 'CRISPR babies' in the news recently, but what actually is this technology and how does it work? Versha Prakash will answer these questions and explain how she and others are using CRISPR to find new treatments for both common and rare diseases.
How accurate is gene editing with CRISPR?
Prof David Rueda (PI at Imperial College London)
Can gene editing with CRISPR have unintended consequences? David Rueda will talk about his work into reducing the changes of unintended edits and the current limitations of gene editing technology.