BRAIN FOOD BREAKFAST: An Army of Perfect Soldiers

Festival Lab, South Bank

Summary

It’s happened. The first human children engineered with the powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 have reportedly been born in China. While medical need will be the main driver of future such technology, could ‘designer’ babies or armies of perfect soldiers ever be a real possibility?

Ticket price includes a light breakfast.

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Paul Willis

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Paul Willis

Paul Willis' life has centred around telling stories for science, which has seen him on television across the country with the ABC and acting as Director at the Royal Institution...

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Merlin Crossley

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Merlin Crossley

Merlin Crossley is an enthusiastic university teacher, researcher and administrator. He trained or worked at the universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Harvard, and Sydney before moving to the University of New...

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Peter Koopman

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Peter Koopman

Peter Koopman is Professor of Developmental Biology at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience of the University of Queensland, Brisbane. He is best known for his role in discovering the Y-chromosomal...

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Cultural Forecourt, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Age Recommendation

Ages 13+

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