LATE - CRISPR – Utopian or Dystopian? Post-Nature

CRISPR – Utopian or Dystopian? Post-Nature

WED 10 OCT, 6PM - 9:30PM
EVENT CENTRE, ADVANCE TICKETS $25, INSTITUTE MEMBERS AND STUDENTS $20*, DOOR SALES $30**

*WITH VALID STUDENT ID **DOOR SALES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY 

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Just because something is bad, doesn't mean it isn't good – would it be a ‘tragedy’ not to take advantage of CRISPR gene-editing? Or does the real tragedy lie in creating a genetic upper caste?

This LATE we explore the fast pace change of our ethical landscape when it comes to genetic science and how its developments influence our society.

Will the ‘slippery slope’ of technology seduce society into going places it shouldn’t? Is there such a thing as a slippery slope and what are the checks and balances? Can CRISPR help all of us or just the most privileged? How do we decide where to stop and where to carry on the journey? Where do we draw a moral line, for how long and why? Have we truly arrived to a space where things are not black and white and are we questioning what it means to be human?

LATE at the Museum is series of curated evenings that include panel discussions, live performances, and late-night exhibition openings. Food and bar available.
LATE is back for 2018 with historic and contemporary ideas, in dynamic interplay with our celebrated building, offering unexpected experiences and inspiring new perspectives.

Our special exhibition Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa will be open late.

 

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