What if we could use viruses to our advantage to cure genetic diseases? Can you imagine a real life Jurassic Park? Join us as our speakers talk to us more about how they play with DNA.
Viruses: nature's tinkertoy for engineering therapies
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF with a joint appointment at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in Genome Engineering
Viruses are nature's way of doing more with less. They're crafty, highly engineerable, infectious parasites with properties that make them ideal drug delivery tools for the clinic. Come hear about different ways viruses can be used to deliver genetic medicines that not only treat, but have begun to actually cure genetic diseases.
Gene Editing and the Quest to Bring Back Extinct Species
Science Communications Specialist at the Innovative Genomics Institute
Imagine walking through an Alaskan forest and stumbling upon a herd of Woolly Mammoths. Now imagine driving through the Tasmanian outback and spotting a tiger-like animal in the distance. Since the release of Jurassic Park, society has been captivated by resurrecting extinct species, but now we may have the tools to do so. We will explore how modern gene editing technology is allowing scientists to bring back what was lost. After addressing how, we will grapple with when, where, and why species