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The capacity to make precise genome edits is slowly changing our approach to medicine, agriculture and our planet. What breakthroughs will it enable in the future?
Genome editing has altered the way we are able to think about biology. Rapid advances in this newly discovered technology are giving us almost unlimited potential for making precise modifications to eukaryotic genomes. In concert with other recent advances in the biological sciences, the capacity to make precise genome edits virtually at will has begun to change our approach to medicine, agriculture and our planet.
This panel discussion is the first in a series of Sydney Ideas events discussing the new possibilities of genome manipulation. The fundamental science and applications of genome editing will be discussed at this event. Future events will expand on how we can expect it to change our world.
This event was held at the University of Sydney on Thursday 14 June 2018.