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The Challenge and Opportunity of Genome Editing

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A lecture by Dr. William Hurlbut

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University of California, Berkeley

The Thomistic Institute at the University of California, Berkeley presents a lecture by Dr. William Hurlbut of Stanford Medical School titled “The Challenge and Opportunity of Genome Editing: Scientific and Ethical Considerations.”

Monday, October 26th

7:00 pm PT

This lecture will be on Zoom.

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William B. Hurlbut, MD, is Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar in Neurobiology at the Stanford Medical School. After receiving his undergraduate and medical training at Stanford University, he completed postdoctoral studies in theology and medical ethics, studying with Robert Hamerton-Kelly, the Dean of the Chapel at Stanford, and subsequently with the Rev. Louis Bouyer of the Institut Catholique de Paris. His primary areas of interest involve the ethical issues associated with advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness, and studies in the integration of theology with the philosophy of biology. He is the author of numerous publications on science and ethics. He has worked with NASA on projects in astrobiology and was a member of the Chemical and Biological Warfare Working group at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. From 2002-2009 Dr. Hurlbut served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Templeton Religion Trust.

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