Gene Editing: Where Do We Go From Here?

March 06, 2019

Petri Dish - Spring 2019

Reports of gene editing in humans are making news headlines and raising red flags. We will explore what is possible now, what will be possible soon and what it all means for those with hereditary diseases and the rest of us. Join us for science-themed trivia and a discussion with experts from across disciplines.


  • Date: March 6, 2019
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Urban Growler Brewing Co.

Panelists include:

Perry Hackett
Perry Hackett is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development in the College of Biological Sciences. His research focuses on gene therapy and genome editing in animals. His work on the Sleeping Beauty Transposon was recently highlighted in a University campaign.

June Carbone 
June Carbone is the Robina Chair of Law, Science and Technology and Associate Dean for Research and Planning at the University of Minnesota.

Brian Van Ness
Brian Van Ness is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development whose research is directed at defining genetic deregulation that contributes to lymphoid malignancies, particularly multiple myeloma.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. 

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