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Gene editing research highlighted in November OHSU Science Café series

Virtual science talks organized by OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center
embryo cells in a petri dish
OHSU researchers will speak on the impact of gene editing during a series of Science Cafe talks hosted by Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Center. (OHSU/Christine Torres Hicks)

CALENDAR ALERT

WHAT: 

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.

 

WHEN:

6 to 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 8 to 29

 

Lisa Vrooman, Ph.D.
Lisa Vrooman, Ph.D. (OHSU)

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

 

Carol Hanna, Ph.D.
Carol Hanna, Ph.D. (OHSU)

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
     
Jon Hennebold, Ph.D. (OHSU)
Jon Hennebold, Ph.D. (OHSU)

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
     
Paula Amato, M.D. (OHSU)
Paula Amato, M.D. (OHSU)

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
     
Caren Weinhouse, Ph.D. (OHSU)
Caren Weinhouse, Ph.D. (OHSU)

WHERE:

All Science Café talks will be live-streamed online.

 

DETAILS:

Viewers should register and submit questions in advance by sending an email to onprcoutreach@ohsu.edu.

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