Tech Talks: Genetic Engineering, April 26, 2018

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Scientists have successfully edited the DNA of human embryos to remove a potentially fatal heart condition. This means that, for the first time, humans are able to change their own genome. Technically, this development is an incredible scientific advancement. Join Dr. Scott Tilley has to learn more about genetic engineering.

The lecture will ask important questions, like are we on the path of improved health and increased longevity? Or are we revisiting the Island of Doctor Moreau?

Thursday, April 26
6:00 p.m.
Center for Aeronautics and Innovaiton
1050 W. Nasa Blvd., Melbourne, FL

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About the Speaker:
Scott Tilley, Ph.D., is a Florida Tech professor, president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society (CTS), president of Big Data Florida, vice president of the Space Coast chapter of INCOSE, and a SCWG Fellow. His recent books include “Systems Analysis & Design” (Cengage, 2016) and “Surreal Technology” (CTS Press, 2017). He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today (Gannett). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Victoria.

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