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Club Lunch: Ethics Issues in Gene-Editing

TALK
Ethics Issues in Gene-Editing   
 

SPEAKER
Dr. Derrick Au
Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
   
    
Monday, July 8, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Talk
2:00pm – Event Ends
1st Floor
 
   

Scientific advances in molecular biology over the past 50 years have led to remarkable medical progress. Some of these advances also have raised important ethical and societal issues – for example, gene editing. The world’s first gene-edited babies created by Chinese scientist He Jiankui have provoked debate and concerns about bioethics. What can we learn from the issue and what will be the future of gene-editing?

   

Dr. Au has served in the public health care system for more than three decades. He worked as director of quality and safety before his retirement from the Hospital Authority. He has been focused in the areas of clinical ethics and bioethics. Since joining the CUHK Centre for Bioethics, Dr. Au has sought to improve public understanding of bioethical issues, as well as developing research projects and engaging in dialogue with organisations worldwide.

   

   
 
 
  
Club Lunch
Speaker: Dr. Derrick Au
Monday, July 8, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
   
Menu
   
Cabbage & Cherry Tomato Salad with Sesame Dressing
   
Ginger & Lemongrass infused Oxtail Broth
   
Roasted Banger Sausage with Onion Sauce
Served with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrot Vichy
OR
Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet with Clam Butter Sauce
Served with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrot Vichy
  
Apple Crumble Tart
   
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
   
   
Vegetarian Menu
   
Cabbage & Cherry Tomato Salad with Sesame Dressing
   
Onion Soup
   
Kadai Paneer with Garlic Naan
   
Apple Crumble Tart
   
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
   
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances
 

 

Speaker: Dr. Derrick Au,Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong