Northwestern University

Mon 12:00 PM

Lurie Children's Hospital -Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - Should Gene Editing be Performed on Human Embryos?

When: Monday, February 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 11th floor - Room 11-150, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Lurie Children’s Hospital


Medical Ethics Grand Rounds

Should Gene Editing be Performed on Human Embryos?


Youyang Zhao, PhD
will present on CRISPR technology.

Youyang Zhao is William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Program for Lung and Vascular Biology at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), and Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and member of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Vardit Ravitsky, PhD
will present on the ethics of using CRISPR technology on human embryos.

Vardit Ravitsky is Associate Professor at the Bioethics Program, School of Public Health, University of Montreal and Director of Ethics and Health at the Center for Research on Ethics. Ravitsky is Vice-President of the International Association of Bioethics, member of the Standing Committee on Ethics of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and of the Institute Advisory Board of CIHR’s Institute of Genetics.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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