Bioethics - Scientific Innovation or Challenge to Traditions
Oct 12–Dec 12, 2017, 5:45 pm
Scientists are questioning if under very tightly controlled conditions, is it permissible to create babies from sperm, eggs or embryos that have had their DNA edited to prevent devastating medical disorders. The FDA is considering lowering the bar for drug approvals so people can have quicker access to possible life-saving prescription medication but without long-term side effect research. International NGOs are equipping farmers in famine-affected communities with genetically modified seeds. Scientific breakthroughs happen daily and have a tremendous impact on the success and survival of humans, but some raise ethical questions.
Join us for a conversation addressing what is the threshold for bioethics, and are these situations scientific innovations or a challenge to traditions?
This program is funded in part by a UH Quick Grant to the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.
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