Haldane Lecture 2021 – Matthew Cobb
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS / on-line
Image: Cotton is one of many GMO crops. Credit: southerngal via Pixabay
For the last 50 years, new genetic techniques have transformed science. They’ve been turned into technology, putting food in the fields, healing bodies and, hidden from history, constructing terrifying weapons.
Join Matthew Cobb as he explores how every new development has been rapidly counterbalanced by fears of disaster. From genetically manipulated humans, to the inadvertent or deliberate release of dangerous organisms.
In this talk, Matthew shows how genetic engineering has shaped the last half century as surely as the atom bomb shaped the post-war world. Exploring science, business, culture and protest, he reveals the alarming power of the new genetics and explores how it can be controlled.
To enable the Ri to meet current regulations, tickets for theatre are limited and must be booked in advance via Eventbrite.
Non-Genetics Society members – £16,
Concession – £10,
Ri members and Ri patrons – £7.
Genetics Society members – FREE using the secret code emailed to members.
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