Designer babies: One step further on the slippery slope?
Tuesday 13th October
YE OLDE BEVERLIE
St Stephen’s Green, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7JU
Professor Darren K Griffin
Professor of Genetics, School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (CISoR)
Darren was one of the originators of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and continues to work on it to this day. In this talk he will discuss some of the history behind the term “designer babies” and how the most recent technology may mean that the stuff of science fiction may be closer than you think. What do you think about it? Come and have your say!
The session will be moderated by: Professor Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Kent, Deputy Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (CISoR)
A light buffet will be provided
Thanks to the University of Kent Public Engagement with Research Fund