Learning Opportunity: What is CRISPR? - Central

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Faulkner Gallery

Event Details

CRISPR is the revolutionary gene-editing technology that provides scientists with the cheapest, simplest and most effective way of manipulating DNA ever developed. Led by Dr. Stuart Feinstein, UCSB Professor in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, the session will cover the basics of how CRISPR works as well as some potential applications such as correcting genetic defects, promoting research into understanding and conquering human diseases, and improving crops. At the same time, the power of CRISPR brings with it the responsibility to use it ethically, a concern of scientists and others around the world.

Pre-Registration will reserve you a seat up until 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. 

Part of Santa Barbara Public Library's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus Santa Barbara Reads programming.

Co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara Public Library. Part of A&L's Thematic Learning Initiative.

Related Arts & Lectures event: Jennifer Doudna - Rewriting the Code of Life: CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Editing.

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Jen Lemberger
(805) 564-5621

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