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
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.