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Dreams, Genes, & Machines: Are We Living Science Fiction?

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Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library

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Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Experts and scientists on the forefront of world shaping technologies and ideologies in conversation with leading journalists.

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Dr. April Pyle

In conversation with Karen Kaplan,

Science and Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times

ALOUD on Science @ Central Library

The leaps and advances of science and technology to revolutionize human DNA have sparked fierce public debate about what the future of gene editing holds for humanity. Moving beyond some of the alarming sci-fi scenarios of gene editing, groundbreaking scientists are harnessing the power of these biological breakthroughs to save lives. At Dr. April Pyle's laboratory at UCLA, she investigates human pluripotent stem cell biology and differentiation of these cells for use in regenerative medicine, including therapeutic approaches for patients with muscular dystrophy. Dr. Pyle takes the stage to shed light on the reality of stem cell research today.

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ALOUD on Science series, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, features experts and scientists on the forefront of dreaming up world sharping technologies and ideologies in conversation with leading journalists.

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