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Ethical Issues in Genome Editing

An interdisciplinary LMU seminar on January 19, 2018


We are pleased to announce an LMU interdisciplinary open seminar:

Ethical Issues in Human Genome Editing
Friday, January 19, 2018
Small lecture hall B01.019
LMU Biocenter, Grosshaderner Str. 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried. (How to get there)

with Dr. Sebastian Bultmann, Faculty of Biology and Prof. Dr. Christof Breitsameter, Faculty of Catholic Theology, Department of Moral Theology

Co-organization and moderation by campus ministers Peter Blümel, Katholische Hochschulgemeinde an der LMU, and Dr. Michael Preß, Evangelische Studentengemeinde an der LMU


  • 14:00-14:45 Lecture on the state-of-the-art of Human Genome Editing from a medical/biological perspective (Sebastian Bultmann)
  • 14:45-15:30 Lecture on ethical aspects resulting from Human Genome Editing (Christof Breitsameter)
  • 15:30 Open discussion  (with all participants) followed by informal get-together and refreshments

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Photo credit: https://keepournhspublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Lab-Blog-IVF-2.jpg

Co-sponsored by the SFB 1064 Chromatin Dynamics and the SFB 1243 Cancer Evolution