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#MKW18 – Making babies: by chance or by design

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Inspire9

1/41 Stewart Street

Richmond, VIC 3121

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Should we create designer babies?

Human gene editing won’t be science fiction for much longer. We’re taking evolution into our own hands, but should we? If designer babies are on the way in, reproductive sex might be on the way out – and a lot will depend on what we do today. Hear an ethicist, a reproductive genetic counsellor and a biomedical scientist break down the big questions about gene editing: Should we create designer babies? What are the social, political, and ethical minefields? Who regulates it? Who can afford it? And what decisions should we make now to reach a future we really want?

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

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