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JAX Primary Source: “Can Biotechnology Be Ethical: The CRISPR Conundrum” with Dr. Debra Mathews

July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What are the ethical dilemmas we face as a society and what questions must be answered with the dawn of genome editing in humans (often referred to as “CRISPR”)?

Please join bioethicist Debra Mathews for a presentation and discussion on the latest, dramatic changes in genetics research, how research and healthcare communities are utilizing these technologies and what cultural shift is needed to respond to the ethical questions that are being asked.

Debra JH Mathews, PhD, MA, is the Assistant Director for Science Programs for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As the Assistant Director for Science Programs, Dr. Mathews is responsible for overseeing the Stem Cell Policy and Ethics program and the Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences, as well as other bench research-related endeavors in the Berman Institute. She is also a member of the steering committee of The Hinxton Group, an international collective of scientists, ethicists, policymakers and others, interested in ethical and well-regulated science, and whose work focuses primarily on stem cell research. Dr. Mathews has been an active member of the International Neuroethics Society since 2006 and has served on the Society’s Board of Directors since 2015.


July 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
(207) 288-4245


Jesup Memorial Library
(207) 288-4245