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Redesigning Life: Synthetic Biology, New Genetic Engineering and Ethics

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YWCA Toronto

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Cost: Free Admission. Everyone is welcome.
Location: Nancy's Auditorium, YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street.

Join us to discuss cutting-edge genetic research and its impacts on food and farming. What ethical questions do the technologies raise?

Featuring:

- Drew Endy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University; President of BioBricks Foundation
- Jim Thomas, Technology Critic; Co-Executive Director of ETC Group
- Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Nigeria
- Lucy Sharratt, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Ottawa
- Tracy Trothen, Professor of Ethics, Queen's University, Ontario
- Nettie Wiebe, Farmer, Saskatchewan

"Synthetic biology" and "gene editing" describe new ways to create and alter DNA, to fundamentally change the character of living organisms. Scientists can now change or write entirely new genetic codes on a computer, "edit" and "print" them, and insert them into living organisms. Companies are already selling flavours and food ingredients, like vanilla and stevia, grown in factories by synthetically engineered yeast and algae. And the first gene edited crops and animals could soon make it onto our dinner plates.



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