Gene Doping: The Next Target For Tomorrow's Athletes?

Wed 25 July 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm FREE!
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Gene Doping: The Next Target For Tomorrow's Athletes? - Function Room 5, Level 1
Precision gene-editing is bringing us closer to the reality of designing select genetic traits into human embryos.

In a future where embryonic gene-editing could have a profound influence on athletic performance, what are the potential risks to individuals and communities? With considerable personal, political and economic advantages to be gained, how can we prepare for the arrival of a generation of gene-edited athletes?

In this presentation, Dr Diana Bowman asks whether there is an ethical and legally responsible path for gene-editing in sport.

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4pm - Guest presentation

4.35pm - Q & A

4.45pm - Time to connect with others

About Diana Bowman

Diana M. Bowman is an Associate Professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, at Arizona State University where she serves as the associate dean for international engagement, and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where she serves as the Associate Director for Students. She is also a PluS Alliance Fellow (2016-2019) and team member of PlanetWorks in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Her research analyzes and informs the development of smarter governance and regulation of innovation in order to simultaneously enhance creativity, improve public health, and stimulate deliberation of the ethical, legal, and societal dimensions of emerging technologies.

In this presentation Diana will discuss her work with Professor Andrew Maynard under the grant: The potential impact of human embryonic gene editing on global sports: Preparing for 2036, funded by ASU’s Global Sports Institute.

About the Grand Challenge Meetups

The Grand Challenge Meetups are for the UNSW community who are interested in the Grand Challenges Program and want to join the conversation.

Meetups will feature different speakers and topics that are related to current and future Grand Challenges. Once the presentations conclude, there will be a chance to connect with colleagues and plant the seeds for future collaborations.
Wed 25 July 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Function Room 5, Level 1
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