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.