Infinite Possibilities- DIY DNA: Ready to Design Your Grandchildren?

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Location: The Hurt Hub@Davidson (210 Delburg Street)

Time: 5-7:30pm

Sponsor: Jackrabbit Technologies & Forrest Firm

Medicine is at a turning point, largely due to CRISPR, a genome-editing biotechnology which makes it possible for human beings to alter DNA with relative ease. Potential CRISPR (aka: clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) applications are many from correcting genetic defects, to treating and preventing the spread of diseases, to improving crops.  

But, progress in this field has been so rapid that the conversation around potential ethical, societal, and safety issues is racing to catch up. What happens when the use of gene editing shifts from being a therapeutic tool to an enhancement tool for various human characteristics? Should we make changes that could fundamentally affect future generations without having their consent? If we “fix” one DNA section, will another section be adversely altered?

CRISPR technology is certainly here to stay. So how do we bravely move forward?

Join us, and featured speaker Dr. Rachid El Beijani from the Davidson Biology Department, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm at The Hurt Hub@Davidson.

 

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Charlotte Angel Fund Monthly Sessions

Dates: The Second Tuesday of Every Month

Location: The Hurt Hub@Davidson (210 Delburg Street)

Time: 5:30-7 pm

Sponsor: Jackrabbit Technologies & Forrest Firm

 

Charlotte Angel Fund is Charlotte's largest and most active group of investors in high growth startup companies from throughout the region. Since their formation in late 2013, over 150 exciting startups seeking early-stage investment capital have presented at their monthly meetings. To date, they have invested just over $3 million in 16 of those companies.

The Charlotte Angel Fund has now come to the Lake Norman area by initiating a second monthly membership meeting in Davidson. 

Please join us and learn how you can be a part of the organization in 2019 and beyond.