The Ethics of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing
Bioethicist Silvia Camporesi speaks at SCU
During an April visit to campus, Silvia Camporesi, a bioethicist trained in biotechnology in Italy and the U.S., and in philosophy of medicine in the UK, described the new gene editing techniques using CRISPR/Cas9, and its bioethical and biopolitical ramifications.
Silvia is currently based in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London, where she is program leader for the Bioethics & Society Postgraduate Programme. She was formerly at the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF. She works on the ethics of emerging biotechnologies, and is particularly interested in genetic technologies and their ethical implications. Her book “From Bench to Bedside to Track and Field: The Context of Enhancement and its Ethical Relevance,” was published for UC Medical Humanities Press in 2014. She also has a new book, published by Routledge and entitled “Bioethics Genetics and Sport,” co-authored with Mike McNamee from Swansea University.
This event was sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in conjunction with the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship.
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