The 2016 Calvin & Mayho Tanabe Address: Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

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REWRITING THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE:
IMPACTS & CHALLENGES OF DNA EDITING
presented by
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D. is the co-inventor of what some are calling the biotech innovation of the century, a discovery that could revolutionize how we treat and cure disease. CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene-editing technique that shows how scientists can alter any organism's DNA. The monumental discovery offers the promise of new drugs, new treatments for disease and possibly even the eradication of some inherited diseases.

But the discovery also comes with profound ethical questions. Doudna has been a leading figure in encouraging a public scientific debate about further study and development of the technique and whether it should ever be used to alter a human embryo.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
7 p.m.
Winningstad Theatre
Portland, Oregon
Tickets $20 (Students $10)
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