"On Monday this week, the world found out for the first time via an Associated Press article (https://www.apnews.com/4997bb7aa36c45449b488e19ac83e86d) that Dr. He Jiankui, from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen, claimed to have made the world’s first genetically edited twins. More details about the study were revealed yesterday when Dr. He spoke at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkeh0MYvEfM. There has been both condemnation (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-china-babies-panel/china-orde…) and pragmatic response (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/i-feel-obligation-be-balanced-no…) to the science. Needless to say, that if the independent review of the unpublished results is found to be true, we stand at the intersection of a significant milestone in mankind’s history.
To provide a forum to discuss Dr. He’s research, the UPGG and MGM programs have convened a special seminar on Thursday 12/6 from 3:30-4:30 in 103 Bryan Research. We will hear from Dr. Charlie Gersbach who is currently at the Human Genome Editing summit in Hong Kong and has very generously agreed to describe the research, the meeting’s response, and his thoughts of the science". The discussion will be moderated by Simon Gregory, DGS for the University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG).
Charlie Gersbach (http://gersbach.bme.duke.edu/)
Giny Fouda (https://pediatrics.duke.edu/faculty/genevieve-giny-fouda-phd)
Misha Angrist (https://sanford.duke.edu/people/faculty/angrist-misha)
Heidi Cope (https://chdm.duke.edu/people/heidi-cope-ms-cgc)
Video Link-. https://youtu.be/deUgP0yvflY