Rewriting the Code of Life: CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Editing

Posted on Nov 7 by SEASONS Magazine

UC Berkeley Biochemist Jennifer Doudna lectures at UCSB Campbell Hall on Nov. 8, courtesy photo.

UC Berkeley Biochemist Jennifer Doudna lectures at UCSB Campbell Hall on Nov. 8, courtesy photo.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents biochemist Jennifer Doudna discussing her breakthrough technology CRISPR-Cas9 and the future of genome editing in a fascinating public lecture titled Rewriting the Code of Life on Thurs., Nov. 8,  at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall.

An internationally renowned professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, Doudna and her colleagues first described a breakthrough gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9. It has redefined the possibilities for human and non-human applications of gene editing, including opening up and accelerating the development of new genetic surgeries to cure disease, novel ways to care for the environment and nutritious foods for a growing global population challenged by climate change.

Doudna is the co-author with Sam Sternberg of A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, a personal account of her research and the societal and ethical implications of gene editing
Courtesy of Chaucer’s, books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

For tickets and information, call 805/893-3535,  or visit ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

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