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Explore current gene therapy research and discuss where this technique is heading in the future.


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.