Genetics Debate

  • Event Start: 3rd May 2018, 8:30pm
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This House Believes Genetic Engineering Undermines the Nature of Humanity

Recent developments in genetic engineering have the potential to extend our life span, eradicate diseases, and improve physical and mental abilities.  However, should we also fear the possible risks to humanity which such changes could bring?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Prof Joyce Harper : Professor of Human Genetics & Embryology at University College London, working in the fields of IVF and reproductive genetics
  • Kathryn Lasky : Award-winning author of Star Split, a novel exploring the ethics of cloning and genetic engineering

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Dr Rodolphe Barrangou : Editor-in-Chief of The CRISPR Journal and Associate Professor of Food Science at North Carolina State University
  • Dr Carol Lynne Curchoe : Reproductive biologist and CEO of 32ATPs, a biological energy production company
  • Prof Donna Dickenson : Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics & Humanities at the University of London

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee

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