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Ethics Grand Rounds: "(Syn)Biology Without Borders: Understanding the Complexities of Life"

Ethics Grand Rounds: "(Syn)Biology Without Borders: Understanding the Complexities of Life"

Speaker: Todd Kuiken, Ph.D., Faculty and Research Scholar, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University

Abstract: One of the many pressing issues the global community will confront in the next decade is whether the arsenal of biotechnologies should be deployed for conservation and environmental protection, or whether they are anathema to nature itself. How did we get to a point where we are contemplating whether to alter the DNA of species to save them from the impacts of humans? Do we really understand the complexities and power of life well enough to control it? Why are we so quick to alter and engineer nature, but so slow and unwilling to alter ourselves to protect it? Emerging biotechnologies, societies and environments are complex. Understanding these complexities requires a convergence of disciplinary study and thinking. Integrating knowledge from a variety of fields, cultures, and ethics. This talk will examine these complexities and how scientists, funders, businesses, regulators, and society at-large are contemplating if, how, and when these emergent biotechnologies should be used.

CME: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ in Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility.

CNE: UT Southwestern is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity will award one (1) contact hour.

For additional information about this lecture, please refer to the announcement.

Contact: 
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How to Join

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom. You must register to participate in this webinar (no registration fee). To register, please click this link

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Tuesday, September 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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