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January 2018

CRISPR Workshop III: Public outreach, education, and engagement

January 18 - January 19
UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA United States + Google Map

Marnie and Ting will be participating in this third in a series of three CRISPR workshops being organized at UC Berkeley by William Hurlbut and Jennifer Doudna. The first workshop focused on the State of the Science, and the second focused on Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of CRISPR Technology.

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Introduction to personal genetics and society

January 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dana Waring will be visiting with the 7th grade science students at Brunswick Junior High School in Brunswick, Maine.  Topics of discussion will include personal genetics, privacy, and de-extinction.

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February 2018

Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations

February 1, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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$15 - $18

pgEd Director, Ting Wu, has been invited to speak on a panel on science and religion at the JCC Greater Boston. The panel will be moderated by former NPR reporter and author, Barb Hagerty, and will also feature Paul Root Wolpe (Director at the Center for Ethics, Emory University), Ian Hutchinson (Professor of Nuclear Science, MIT), and Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman (Founding Director, Sinai and Synapses). This event is part of the JCC Greater Boston's Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations discussion series…

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Genetics and Social Justice: Professional Development Workshop, Boston, MA

February 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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How does genetics intersect with issues of social justice? As genetic technologies become more widespread, how can our society ensure that education about and access to this information is available to¬†everyone? Join us for an engaging professional development workshop about ethical and social issues related to genetics. We create interdisciplinary lesson plans that explore how increasing access to genetic information will affect individuals, families and society. 10 PDPs available - attendees need to complete a small amount of work after…

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