Why Brain Science Needs an Edit | Mu-ming Poo

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Why Brain Science Needs an Edit | Mu-ming Poo || Radcliffe Institute

Mu-ming Poo, founding director of the Institute of Neuroscience at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, discusses the use of gene-editing tools such as CRISPR in efforts to develop a macaque monkey behavioral model for studying self-consciousness. He also addresses the relevant ethical issues associated with gene editing and the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research.

This is a 2018–2019 Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Sciences.