Professor Bonnie Steinbock–Public Lecture–The Ethics of Editing Embryos

The Monash Bioethics Centre is delighted to host internationally renowned bioethicist Professor Bonnie Steinbock to deliver this free public lecture exploring ethical issues related to the genetic editing of human embryos. CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology brings us closer to being able to change the genome of an individual or even the whole species. This has enormous promise for the understanding and eventual prevention of devastating genetic diseases, whilst also raising several ethical questions. Is it ethical to use a technology with unknown effects in the remote future? Might a technology developed to prevent or cure disease be used for enhancement purposes, and if so, would that be wrong?

This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday 23 November, 2017 
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Drinks & canapes on arrival
State Library of Victoria
Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3 (view map)