The Genetic Revolution: It's a Whole New World

GENINT 731.409

Osher (50+). In this course we explore the science of genetic engineering, and the scientists who are propelling the field forward.

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About this course:

Trailblazing scientists are making ground-breaking discoveries in the rapidly evolving world of genetic engineering. Technologies like CRISPR are making it possible to quickly and cheaply change the DNA of all living things, including humans. Today, genes can be edited almost as easily as words on a computer screen. Science is at a tipping point, as human beings perch at the cusp of technologies and decisions that can change the world as we know it. In this course, we trace the brief but intense history of gene editing, from the discovery of the structure of DNA, sequencing the human genome, and cracking the code of life. This life-science revolution is here and holds the promise of improving the world, but at what cost? Do we want to help shape the future, or sit back and let it shape us? We explore these big questions and meet the men and women propelling the science as it progresses at a breakneck speed. No background in science required, just curiosity.

Winter 2022 Schedule

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Saturday 1:00PM - 3:00PM PT
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Instructor: Marc Olevin
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$15.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Feb 26, 2022
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Open to the public. Plus members pay no fee for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund allowed. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 26, 2022
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Sat Feb 26, 2022
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