On July 29th, 2019, STEM Pathways, in collaboration with Epiic Solutions, hosted an interactive workshop for high school students on biotechnology and its societal impacts. The half-day workshop began with an intensive ethics discussion on germline editing. Using biological reagents, in a system called CRISPR-Cas9, it is possible to edit genomes in vitro to change the genotype of a fetus. Such technology has the possibility to save lives, eradicating life-threatening genetic diseases such as Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs. However, it could also promote the popularity of “designer babies” in which parents are able to change aesthetic features and physical abilities. The students, in smal
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Opportunity for faculty and staff to share with STEM Pathways researchers and participants, aiding them in their undergraduate or graduate journey.
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Members of STEM Pathways have engaged with and informed the Greater Boston about synthetic biology, toured local biotechnology industries, and produced undergraduate researchers who have earned top honors in competitions. Learn more about our impact through our news articles and galleries.
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