World Events History and Cultural Book Group

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January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: A Crack in Creation:  Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel Sternberg.  Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR—a revolutionary new technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos.

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Date:
January 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003