12 January 2016

Do Scientists Dream about Synthetic Sheep?

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SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical & Physical Society

UCL, London

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Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 'Do Scientists Dream About Synthetic Sheep?' is a comedy lecture about synthetic biology. We are in the middle of a molecular biology revolution, as our ability to manipulate, understand and design biological systems is increasing rapidly. As experiments become cheaper, faster and more reliable such power may become widely accessible - and of course, with great power comes great responsibility. This is a broad overview of the recent history and development of synthetic biology, and Dr Jack Heal will aim to go from the Human Genome Project to CRISPR in 50 minutes. On the way, we'll consider important questions such as: What is a spider goat? Can we create artificial life? and Why haven't we made Jurassic Park yet?

Day 1 - 12 January 2016

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Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ

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Additional Info

Dr Jack Heal, University of Bristol