À la carte genetic modifications, the drug of the future?

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Is it possible to modify genes as we wish? Some of the most important news from 2015 is the CRISPR technique, which allows to rewrite the DNA sequence of a gene, for example. Thanks to the possibilities created by this technology, we can change or deactivate the expression of a gene and solve its problems. Could this be the final genetic tool or is it a new technique that doesn’t comply with what’s established?

Koldo García, computational biologist and researcher at UPV/EHU and Biocruces, will host a talk on this matter under the title ‘Geneak nahieran aldatzea, etorkizuneko botika?’ (À la carte genetic modifications, the drug of the future?) The event will take place on 9 March in Azkuna Zentroa, and the lecture will be in Basque.

Zientziateka is a monthly initiative organised by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and Azkuna Zentroa to raise awareness of current scientific matters.

Tickets should be collected from the Azkuna Zentroa Information Point. Entry is free.

When

Start date:
March 9th, 2016
End date:
March 9th, 2016
Time:
from 19:00 to 20:30

Where

Venue:
Azkuna Zentroko Bastida aretoa (-2 solairua)
Address:
Pza. Arriquibar, 4
Town:
Bilbao

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