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The Hastings Center Plans Genetics Workshop for Science Teachers

How can secondary school science teachers help their students think critically about the social and ethical implications of recent advances in gene editing?  The Hastings Center is inviting these teachers to apply for a three-day workshop next summer, which will focus on issues raised by CRISPR/cas9 gene editing and other breakthrough genetic technologies. In particular, the program will explore questions concerning the prospect of being able to modify the human germline – eggs, sperm, and embryos—in permanent, heritable ways.  The workshop is part of The Hastings Center’s project on gene editing and human flourishing. More information, including the application, can be found here.

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