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“Hacking the Genome: The Brave New World of Gene Editing”

November 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The next York Science Forum is on the evening of Wednesday November 2 at the Design Exchange downtown, in partnership with the Gairdner Foundation.

Titled “Hacking the Genome: The Brave New World of Gene Editing,” the event will feature a thought-provoking discussion about the new gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 and how it is transforming the world of bioengineering.

Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio One’s Ideas will be our moderator for the evening. Pioneering scientist and 2016 Gairdner International awardee Feng Zhang (MIT and Harvard) will headline the event, and Janet Rossant (President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation and Senior Scientist at SickKids) and our very own Biology professor Mark Bayfield will join a panel discussion.

Please join us for this stimulating event, and feel free to share the invitation with your colleagues, friends and family.

Tickets are free, but registration is required. For more details and to register, visit http://science.yorku.ca/forum

Do hurry, nearly 200 tickets have been claimed already, and we expect a full house of 500 again.

Hope to see you there!

Details

Date:
November 2, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
http://science.yorku.ca/community-alumni/york-science-forum/2016-2/

Venue

Design Xchange
234 Bay Street
Toronto, Canada
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