Project ID800
DescriptionThis presentation explains what a genome is and introduces the 100,000 Human Genome project. Chromosome abnormalities and genetic defects will be discussed and the way that modern medicine is starting to tackle these issues shown. The ethical, social and legal implications of these new technologies will be raised. Issues include 3 parent babies, designer babies, eugenics, possible eradication of disease, personalised, targeted treatments and the technique CRISP-R which uses “genetic scissors” to edit genes.
TopicMedical and Health
Talks
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3ALancaster & Morecambe U3A
Organization/partnerNone
Year started2018
Source of referenceTalk given at the U3A Science Network Meeting, Nottingham, 2018
OutputNone known
DocumentNone
NotesThis talk is available for other U3As