Gene Future: The Promises and Perils of the New Biology -- Cheryl Powers
If you have already registered for the course: "DNA Demystified: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Code of Life and the Genetic Revolution Cheryl Powers" Do not register for this "Gene Future" course because it's the second session of the course that you are registered for. This course is for people who have not already signed up for the two session course.
Did the gene revolution pass you by? Over the past sixty years, we have entered a new era in understanding of how livings things, from microbes to humans, operate at the base level.
At this course, you will learn about the most significant developments in the field of gene manipulation and the futuristic possibilities that result from this.
The genetic revolution has the potential to gain increasing control over life itself. It already has had an enormous impact on agriculture, medicine, the environment, industry, and the law. Well discuss the potential dangers that may be present. We will also discuss the ethical and societal controversies such as GMOs, designer babies, genetic testing, and gene therapy that have emerged from this new field in science. You will be encouraged to do critical thinking about the implications of the genetic revolution.
Cheryl Powers has a BS in Biology from Cornell University. She was an award-winning high school biology teacher for 44 years. She also taught courses in Genetics, did research in molecular genetics at Brookhaven National Lab, and ran a summer biotechnology institute in Montana for high school students. In retirement she is a docent with the Central Coast State Parks
Friday, July 8 2016, 10:00am- 12:00pm United Methodist Church, SLO.
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1515 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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