Café des sciences Atlanta - Exploring the promise and pitfalls of altering human cells - The BEINGS Summit

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Please join us for sneak-preview of the upcoming BEINGS Summit (May 18-19, 2015), with guest speakers Paul Root Wolpe, Director, Center for Ethics (Emory University) and Jacques Galipeau, Director, Emory Personalized Immunotherapy Center (Emory University School of Medicine) to learn more about the upcoming summit and how you might participate.

Hosted by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and organized with the assistance of the Atlanta Science Tavern, this event is free and open to the public.

- Where: Alliance Française / Goethe-Zentrum - Colony Square, Plaza Level (1197 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA).
- When: April 21 from 6pm-7:30 pm. Doors open for a welcome reception at 5:30 pm

About the presentation

As biotechnology increases in power, we are able to engineer new forms of life and to incorporate biomechanical technologies into living bodies, including our own. At the same time, biotechnological advances have the potential to release new pathogens into our environment or to redefine human and animal form and function.

Since implications of these technologies for the future of humanity are profound, it is important that we develop a consensus on how we should think about, direct, or limit our biotechnological efforts. To this end, the Emory University Center for Ethics, along with academic, civic, governmental, and corporate partners from 30 countries, has organized the BEINGS 2015 Summit (May 18-19), with the goals of creating a vision for the most desirable uses of new cellular biotechnologies and of reaching a consensus on guidelines for future research and applications.