We are the expert contributors to a free online course on the science, ethics, and societal impacts of CRISPR Gene Editing - ask us anything!
Among types of genetic editing, CRISPR is important because it is highly precise, cost effective, efficient, and has far-reaching applications in medicine, biomedical research, agriculture, and more. University of Michigan is running a free online course called the CRISPR Gene Editing Teach-Out June 7 - July 4, 2022 on Coursera.
In the Teach-Out and in this Reddit AMA, you will hear from experts representing diverse disciplines: bioethics, conservation, medicine, public engagement, and more. Confirmed contributors include:
- Josiah Zayner (josiahzayner) is a biohacker, artist, and scientist best known for his self-experimentation and his work making hands-on genetic engineering accessible to a lay audience.
- Françoise Baylis (FrancoiseBaylis), author of Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing and member of the governing board for the International Science Council (ISC).
- Ben Novak (Ben_Novak_1987), Lead Scientist at Revive & Restore, with expertise in the conceptualization and advocation of biotech- based genetic rescue solutions for all organisms.
- Jonathan Marron, pediatric oncologist, bioethicist, health services researcher, and educator at Boston Children's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
We will be live Monday, June 27 from 2-4pm EST. We look forward to answering your questions!
Thank you all so much! Your questions have been stimulating. We're signing off shortly, but will aim to follow up a little more over the next few days.