All About CRISPR
Price for Members: $48
Price for Non-Members: $72
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: $72
Date/Time: Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: James Felton, Ph.D., associate director UC Davis Cancer Center, senior biomedical scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Location: Stoneridge Creek
CRISPR is a recently developed method for precisely changing the gene sequence (DNA) of cells. It does not require introducing foreign DNA as older recombinant methods did. And it might be the biggest scientific breakthrough since the discovery of DNA itself. Dr. Felton will describe CRISPR’s discovery and show us how it works. CRISPR’s implications for agriculture, mosquito control, dealing with human hereditary diseases and cancer, gene therapy, and much more will also be explored. The ease of using CRISPR allows the possibility of truly unsavory applications, and these too will be examined. Join OLLI and Dr. Felton for a glimpse into the future of molecular biology.
This course will take place at Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence
Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588