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Genome editing in agriculture – a new approach or still GM?
As part of Brighton Science Festival, we present Cafe Sci Extra: There is a lot of publicity for the new technology of gene editing (CRISPRs), a very precise method for making genetic changes in any organism. The use of gene editing has revitalised research in both crop and animal agriculture aimed at introducing planned genetic changes. Is gene editing different from previous GM technologies and what are the benefits and risks of these technologies in plant and animal breeding? The speaker will discuss some recent examples of applications and the issues of regulation and public acceptance. Prof. Helen Sang grew up in Brighton. Her research career has taken her to Cambridge, Harvard and Edinburgh universities. She was then appointed as Principal Investigator at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. Here, her main research focus has been the development of technologies for genetic modification of the chicken, which are applied in basic biomedical research, biotechnology and investigating the potential for developing disease resistance in production chickens. Her research has been supported by the BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and industry. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Please note that this is a ticketed event. Book tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3626934 (also available on the door) Free to students aged 14-19. The cafe-bar will be open before the talk. Come early and join us for a drink and a chat. http://www.brightonscience.com

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Brighton Café Scientifique is Science for the Sociable!

Informal talks of about 30-45 minutes are given by experts in the field, at a level accessible to all. After a break, the talk is followed by a question and answer session, and open discussion on the topic of the evening.

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 for 8:00pm start at the Latest Music Bar, Manchester St, Brighton BN2 1TF. Meetings are free, although a collection is taken to contribute to the running expenses of the organisation.

Our dates for 2018: Wed 10 Jan, Fri 16 Feb, Wed 14 Mar, Wed 11 Apr, Wed 16 May, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 12 Sep, Wed 10 Oct, Wed 14 Nov, Wed 12 Dec

Brighton Café Sci is part of the international Café Scientifique (http://www.cafescientifique.org) movement.

Please note: there are no regular meetings in August. Occasionally we may arrange meetings on days other than the second Wednesday of the month.

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