How genetic editing is changing lives topic of lecture – Connecticut News

How genetic editing is changing lives topic of lecture – Connecticut News


NORWALK — “How Genetic Editing Is Changing Our Lives” is the subject of a Monday, Aug. 14 program of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County. It will be followed by speakers on other current topics. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver Star Restaurant, 210 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk.

Dr. Manny Ratafia will give an overview of the applications of CRISPR, a new method for changing genes in living beings. The applications include health care, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, energy and computers. Ratafia is a technology entrepreneur and angel investor. He has organized and spoken at numerous meetings on the applications of new technologies.

For more information on the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County, including planned talks, discussions and events, visit meetup.com/HFFCCT.

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