Event 155

Matthew Cobb talks to Adam Rutherford

The Genetic Age: Our Perilous Quest to Edit Life

Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Fifty years of genetic engineering have brought us to the brink of a profound and disturbing future, and Cobb, in conversation with Rutherford, is here to explain how, why and why we should care. Looking at 50 years of discoveries around genetics, and placing them into context, Matthew Cobb weaves the stories of science, history and culture to shed new light on our future and look at the benefits and threats new genetics poses. Cobb is professor of zoology at the University of Manchester and the presenter of the BBC radio series Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares. Adam Rutherford is author of Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics.

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