CRISPR ethics is topics of talk

BAR HARBOR — Bioethicist Debra Matthews will give a talk on the ethics of CRISPR gene editing technology Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Matthews, who works at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will discuss the latest changes in genetics research and how the research and healthcare communities are using the new technology. She will also talk about what cultural shifts are needed to respond to the ethical questions that are being raised in response to CRISPR.

The talk is part of the Primary Source Speaker Series, co-sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and the Jeup. The series features five speakers exploring the different facets of how gene research is affecting the treatment of many diseases, from cancer to ALS.

Contact 288-4245.

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