Darwin Day 2022: CRISPR-Cas: Potentials and pitfalls in an eco-evolutionary perspective
Open lectures. Darwin Day is an international recognition of science and humanity, held in memory of Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin, portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron.
Topic of Darwin Day 2022
CRISPR-Cas: Potentials and pitfalls in an eco-evolutionary perspective
Gene editing approaches has revolutionized our ability to change the genetic code, silence genes, and add genes in essentially any organism – in a precise and targeted way. This has a potential to benefit humankind regarding improved crops, production animals, aquaculture, new drugs, and biomaterials, as well as being extremely powerful tools for research. However, there are many challenges associated with a disruptive technology such as CRISPR. Darwin Day 2022 is devoted to this theme and prominent scientists will provide their views on the potentials and pitfalls from an eco-evolutionary perspective.
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