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The Future of Genetic Engineering: CRISPR Explained

These days you can not talk about molecular biology or genetics without hearing the word CRISPR (Pronounced crisp-er, as in “The Lannister army was much crisper after its run in with Daenerys Targaryen.”) Anyway… The recent breakthrough in genetic engineering has the media and scientific community buzzing. 1,717 more words


Dr Gry Wester appointed Lecturer in Bioethics at GHSM

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Gry Wester as Lecturer in Bioethics in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

Gry Wester’s research interest lies at the intersection of political philosophy and public policy. 133 more words


What can you do with a Bioethics & Society Master's degree from King's College London? Check out some of the paths of our wonderful alumni

James Aluri (Class of 2015), worked a Research Associate at the Presidential Commission for the Study on Bioethical Issues in 2015/16 upon completion of the MA, before returning to medical school at John Hopkins University . 1,052 more words


August seminars at Maine Medical Center, Portland ME

Monday, August 21st

MMCRI’s Responsible Conduct of Research Program: “Emerging ethical issues in CRISPR Genome Editing”

When: 10 a.m. – noon

Where: MMCRI Conference Room 1, 81 Research Drive, Scarborough, Maine 04074… 64 more words


"3 Parent Children" Explained

You’ve probably heard the term “3 parent child” floating around in the news. In February of  2015 the UK Parliament approved the technology for use on humans, and later in 2015 a New York based Physician, … 1,587 more words


Ethics of Organ Transplantation

In my studies with the Saints Cyril and Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies, after reading The Basis of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church, I was assigned to answer the question, “Which social issue do you find most challenging or troubling in its treatment in the document, and why?” I’d like to share my response here. 582 more words


Edited embryos. Why to say yes or no

The exploit announced last week by Nature marks an advancement in CRISPR performance in human embryos big enough to say that yes, germ line editing will probably become a viable option sooner or later. 699 more words