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CRISPR Ethics: Language is Moral Action

An interactive, interdisciplinary panel hosted by Rhetoric@Davis and co-sponsored by the UC Davis Bioethics Academy.

Feb 08, 2017
from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM

School of Law (MLK Jr. Hall) Room 1001

Lisa Ikemoto - Professor of Law, School of Law, UC Davis 

Meaghan O’Keefe - Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, UC Davis 

Sarah Perrault - Associate Professor, University Writing Program, UC Davis 

Mark Yarborough - Dean's Professor of Bioethics, Bioethics Program, UC Davis

Panelists, who are members of the UC Davis Bioethics Academy, will focus on CRISPR, a genome modification technique, to talk about language, ethics, and public deliberation in the face of scientific and technological uncertainty. They will do so from four perspectives: law, religious studies, rhetoric/composition, and bioethics. Panelists will also discuss their collaborative research on integrative bioethics and recent publications and conference presentations. 

A follow-up brown bag lunch discussion is also scheduled for February 14th from 1:30-2:30 in Voorhies 228. No RSVP is necessary for either event.

The panel event and follow-up brown-bag discussion events are free to faculty, students, and the public. All are welcome. No RSVP is necessary. 

For additional information, please contact:

*Rebecca Kling, Rhetoric@Davis Co-Chair (rdkling@ucdavis.edu)
*Rebekka Anderson, Rhetoric@Davis Faculty Advisor (randersen@ucdavis.edu )