Sci-Port Discovery Center
Sci-Port Discovery Center provides a fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology. Sci-Port serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life, and encourages a passion for life-long learning. Join us in a forum-style event based around human genome editing, July 21 at Sci-Port Discovery Center. As gene editing techniques become more refined, the possibility of editing the human genome is moving from science fiction to reality. What should we do with this power? Should we create babies who will never know disease? Should we eliminate mutations that increase the likelihood of certain cancers? Should parents be able to choose their future child’s eye color? Many in the scientific community are calling for strict regulations on the use of this technology, while others are excited about the possibilities. The National Science Foundation is funding this forum to collect input from the general public, through round-table discussions.