The Ethics of Gene Editing

March 26, 2019 - 5:30pm
William B. Hurlburt, M.D., Stanford University
Q&A with Dr. Hurlburt and and Dr. Charlie Gersbach 
 

William B. Hurlbut, MD, is Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar in Neurobiology at the Stanford Medical School. After receiving his undergraduate and medical training at Stanford University, he completed postdoctoral studies in theology and medical ethics, studying with Robert Hamerton-Kelly, the Dean of the Chapel at Stanford, and subsequently with the Rev. Louis Bouyer of the Institut Catholique de Paris. His primary areas of interest involve the ethical issues associated with advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness, and studies in the integration of theology with the philosophy of biology. From 2002-2009 Dr. Hurlbut served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is the author of “Altered Nuclear Transfer” (2005, Stem Cell Reviews) a proposed technological solution to the moral controversy over embryonic stem cell research. Dr. Hurlbut serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Templeton Religion Trust.

Dr. Charles Gersbach is a Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Gersbach received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006. He is also a member of the Duke Cancer Institute and an affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science and Society.  

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