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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute CBIS, Howard Isermann ’42 Auditorium

1623 15th St

Troy, NY 12180

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Scientific advances that enable the editing of the human germline are progressing rapidly. These techniques allow for changes to one’s genetic structure to be passed along to future generations. The consequences are awe-inspiring and frightening at the same time. Genetic diseases and disorders can be cured, but also, designer babies can be engineered.

A panel of faculty scholars from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will consider the state of scientific knowledge and ethical issues that emanate from this emerging technology.


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Mattheos Koffas, Rensselaer School of Engineering

Lee Ligon, Rensselaer School of Science

Gina O’Connor, Rensselaer Lally School of Management

Susan Smith, Rensselaer School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences


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Troy, NY 12180

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