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Prof. Silvia Camporesi will discuss the ethical and political relevance of the somatic/germ-line distinction in the CRISPR genome editing debate.
Dr. Camporesi is a bioethicist trained in biotechnology in Italy and the US and philosophy of medicine in the UK. She is currently based in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London where she is programme leader for the MA in Bioethics & Society. She was formerly at the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF. Silvia works on the ethics of emerging biotechnologies, in particular she is interested in how genetic technologies shape new ways of life. Her book “From Bench to bedside to track and field: the context of enhancement and its ethical relevance” was published for UC medical Humanities Press in 2014. She has a new book coming out later in 2016 for Routledge and titled “Bioethics Genetics and Sport”, written with Mike McNamee from Swansea University.
Join us for interesting discussion, as well as free and tasty Thai food!