Special Public Lecture: Playing With Life | University of Oxford

Special Public Lecture: Playing With Life

Speaker
Professor Hank Greely
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Seminar Room 1

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Science is giving us more and better ways to manipulate and even to create living organisms. As this century proceeds we will be able to do with living things what our ancestors did with concrete, steel, glass, and electricity - rebuild the world. This talk will point out how hybrids, chimeras, genome edited organisms, cyborgs, and even odd "things" are becoming possible. Ultimately, it will ask how should we think of this and what should we do about it.