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What next for gene therapy?

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March
212017

18:30 - 20:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Dr Stephanie Schorge

Gene therapy allows the replacement or modification of genes in the cells of a patient. The technique has the potential to treat the underlying cause of a range of diseases and, as research progresses, the applications are likely to grow. But what should the limits be? And how do we decide where treatment ends and enhancement begins?

Dr Stephanie Schorge and her team are investigating gene therapy as a cure for epilepsy. We joined Stephanie to explore current research and discuss where this novel technique is heading in the future.

What is a Café Scientifique?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. A short talk by the speaker is followed by audience questions, an interactive activity and discussion for the rest of the event.

What next for gene therapy? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK