I chaired the Bioethics panel at the Gap Summit (Global Biotech Revolution) in Cambridge UK, April 4-6th, 2016. Here is the full recording of the bioethics panel discussion:
and here is my interview, where I answer the question: “Which debates do you think will be most important in biotechnology and bioethics by 2050?”
In late April 2016 I gave a few invited talks on CRISPR genome editing in the Bay Area.
On April 26th , I gave an invited talk at the Center for Law & Biosciences at Stanford University, where I discussed the ethical and political relevance of the somatic/germ-line distinction in the CRISPR genome editing debate. On April 27th I gave a talk titled “ “CRISPR/Cas9 Genome editing: Bioethics and Biopolitics in the UK and US” as part of the Culpeper Seminar Series at the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF, where she was formerly a visiting research fellow. I was also interviewed by Professor of Social Medicine at UCSF, about her book “From Bench to Bedside, to Track and Field: The Context of Enhancement and its Ethical Relevance”, published for UC Medical Humanities Press. In the interview I discuss how genome editing technologies to alter the human embryo and to select children’s traits, genetic technologies to enhance athletic performance, and doping in professional sport. The podcast of the interview is available here:
To conclude my visit to the Bay Area I gave a talk the Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics, at Santa Clara University. The podcast of the talk and the slides are available here: