Learn about the impact of gene editing on pregnancy, disease and more through a series of virtual Science Café talks hosted by Oregon Health & Science University’s Oregon National Primate Research Center.
6 to 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 8 to 29
Nov. 8: Fetal Health and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- Research in mice has shown in vitro-fertilized embryos develop placentas differently, which can increase pregnancy complication risks.
- Lisa Vrooman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center
Nov. 15: Using Precision Medicine to Understand and Treat Genetic Diseases
- Recent developments in gene editing and gene therapy are revolutionizing how scientists and health care providers understand and treat a wide range of genetic diseases.
- Carol Hanna, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences and director of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Core at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center
- Jon Hennebold, Ph.D., professor and interim director of OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center, where he also serves as chief of the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences
Nov. 22: Ethical Considerations of Human Genome Editing
- Benefits, limitations and ethical considerations of human genome editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology.
- Paula Amato, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in OHSU School of Medicine
Nov. 29: DNA Is Not Destiny: How Our Environments Affect Our Epigenetics
- Environmental factors such as stress, diet and pollution can change how genes behave and lead to disease.
- Caren Weinhouse, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences
All Science Café talks will be live-streamed online.
Viewers should register and submit questions in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.