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Spring 2019 Petri Dish Series

Spring 2019 Petri Dish

March 6

Gene Editing: Where Do We Go From Here?

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 treating diseases and more. Join us for science-themed trivia and a discussion with experts from across disciplines.


April 3

Extinction: When Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

As the threat of extinction accelerate under changing conditions, the conversation about which species to save and why takes on greater urgency. Is there a right way to decide what to fight for and what to let go? Are some extinctions true “game-changers” and can human innovation fill the gaps fast enough. Should we be worried about sharp declines in insects?


February, 2019