12 January 2016
SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical & Physical Society
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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?
UCLDepartment of Chemistry
Communications team at SCI
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Dr Jack Heal, University of Bristol