The Cade Museum partnered with The Trinity Forum on December 4, 2020 to present an online conversation on advances in gene editing. Bill Hurlburt is a neurobiologist at Stanford, a physician, research scientist, ethicist and Trinity Forum Senior Fellow. He led a discussion on the exciting advancements in the field of gene editing, and the moral and social implications of this technological achievement.
Hurlbut has referred to CRISPR technology as “the Swiss Army knife of genetics,” noting that it has opened exciting possibilities for the treatment, even eradication of various genetic diseases. At the same time, it has made urgent deep and thorny ethical dilemmas, such that Hurlbut has also called it “the deepest challenge our species has ever faced.” We hope you enjoy this conversation!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Richard and Phoebe Miles and Bill and Lee Schroeder.
To learn more about the components of CRISPR gene editing technology and how it works, check out this video by the Cade Education Team.