TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2016 – Snipping and slicing human genomes is no longer relegated to science fiction. Listen to pioneering bioengineer Feng Zhang talk about new gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9 and how it is transforming the world of bioengineering this Wednesday.
Zhang, a bioengineer at Harvard and MIT as well as a 2016 Gairdner International award winner, co-developed the CRISPR technology. He will deliver the keynote talk at the York Science Forum: Hacking the Genome, hosted by York U Faculty of Science and the Gairdner Foundation.
Following the talk, there will be a panel discussion on genome editing with Zhang; University of Toronto Professor Janet Rossant, president and scientific director of the Gairdner Foundation and senior scientist at SickKids; and York U biology Professor Mark Bayfield.
Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio One’s show Ideas, will moderate the event.
WHAT: York Science Forum: Hacking the Genome
WHEN: Nov. 2 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Design Xchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto
For more information: http://science.yorku.ca/forum
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