From Reading To Writing Genes
10-11 January, 2022 at the Francis Crick Institute, London.
The conference aims to connect senior scientists and senior church leaders to share the latest research, establish networks of trust, and promote community decision-making informed by the best of science and theology. It will ask what it means to ‘read’ and ‘write’ genes in the context of discussions about the ‘book of nature.’
Leading scientists, thinkers, and communicators will present on genetic medicine and genetic technologies, tackling critically the role of genes in human health and identity. Historical, ethical, and theological reflections will place these innovations in context with an eye toward practical policy and public communication. The conference will also explore ways that churches can support scientists and promote broader public engagement with science.
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