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April 2018

How the Social Brain Builds Itself—But Sometimes Doesn’t: Genes, Experience, and the Biological Roots of Autism

April 17, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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The 16th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture presented by the Linda Hall Library in association with the Princeton Alumni Association of Kansas City, the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, and the Yale Club of Kansas City.

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Interspecies Chimeras and Genome Editing for Organ Regeneration

April 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Chimaeras are both monsters of the ancient imagination and a long-established research tool. Recent advances in gene editing have carved out new paths towards understanding fundamental biology as well as potential clinical applications.

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May 2018

One Tool to Rule Them All: CRISPR and Emerging Biotechnologies

May 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Some applications of CRISPR are raising ethical and other concerns, and are presenting interesting policy challenges to our current oversight system for research in the life sciences. What can we learn from previous experiences with emerging biotechnologies and how can we adapt our current policy framework to the gene editing technologies of today and tomorrow?

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